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Winning Behaviours Key to Scottish Youth Development Squad at Derventio Excel Festival

04 February 2016

A group of 25 swimmers from Scotland’s Youth Development Squad travel to the Derventio Excel February Festival in Sheffield as part of the 2015/16 programme of developing “winning behaviours”. As a theme running through squad camps and this competition, the swimmers and staff have been working on setting and responding to challenges in a positive and open-minded manner.

Scottish Youth Squad to be challenged in Luxembourg

28 January 2016

The Scottish Youth Squad will this weekend be competing at the Euro Meet in Luxembourg as part of this year’s National Programme. The competitive opportunity will likely prove to be a test for the youngsters aged between 14 and 16 as they compete against a high class field of senior athletes from across Europe.

Swim Social: Can 1 Skills and Drills Session Really Make a Difference?

25 January 2016

I've always been a fairly confident and strong swimmer and thanks to all the swimming I did when I was a child I have always been happy with my technique. But there is always room for improvement and Scottish Swimming’s “Skills and Drills” classes can be hugely beneficial. I wanted to do some work on my front crawl so headed to Tollcross International Swimming Centre for a lesson with coach Mark Wilmott.

My Three Top Tips - Robbie Renwick

25 January 2016

In a new, regular feature, we will be asking people from across the swimming community to share their top tips, whether about improving stroke technique, to simply getting back in the pool.

Swim stars dive into the Edinburgh International Swim Meet

20 January 2016

Some of the best swimmers from the UK and abroad will compete at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet (EISM) next month. The event takes place at the Royal Commonwealth Pool 11-13 March, following its successful re-launch in 2015.

Intellectual Impairment Talent Development Event 2016

15 January 2016

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) in partnership with scottishathletics, Scottish Swimming and Table Tennis Scotland are delivering an Intellectual Impairment Talent Development Event in Glasgow at the end of January. The event offers would-be para athletes the chance to get involved in the three sports on offer.

Swim Social: New Year, New You? Let's Get Swimming in 2016

14 January 2016

Happy New Year from all of us here at Scottish Swimming’s “Swim Social”. In 2016 getting into the pool more often could be just the tonic to a festive season of mince pies and wine. Or if you’ve made a resolution to get fitter, there are so many great reasons why swimming should be a big part of your life. This year we’ve spoken to many people who know that if you just add water, you’re opening up a whole world of fitness and friendship.

Exciting performance coaching opportunities in Aberdeen

07 January 2016

The University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Sports Village, in conjunction with city partners and Scottish Swimming, are about to invest in performance swimming with a goal to help swimmers compete and win on the world stage.