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Worlds squad to take part in Mare Nostrum series

18 May 2015

Britain’s top swimmers will head to France and Spain next month to compete in the 2015 Mare Nostrum series as they continue their preparations for this summer’s World Championships.

Swim Social Blog: "What a difference an hour in the pool with a qualified teacher can make"

14 May 2015

One of the great things a Scottish Swimming “Skills and Drills” beginners’ class can achieve is to improve the technique of a swimming stroke. I recently went to a class to work on my front crawl and was hugely impressed by the difference an hour in the pool with a qualified teacher can make. Our small class was taken by an excellent, qualified coach whom I quickly began to call “Andy from the side”.

Young Swimmers Set to Emulate Their Games Heroes

13 May 2015

The next generation of Scottish swimmers are aiming to follow in the footsteps of their Glasgow 2014 heroes with the announcement of their selection for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games. The Glasgow Games inspired a nation, with Team Scotland delivering a record haul of 53 medals, and Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) today announced the six swimmers chosen to take their first steps into Commonwealth competition by representing Youth Team Scotland in Samoa.

British water polo team counts down to Baku

12 May 2015

With just one month to go until the start of the Baku 2015 European Games the excitement is building within the Great Britain’s Under-17 water polo squad. After dramatically securing a Games spot in April, thanks to a second-place finish in Nice, the squad have been working tirelessly as they aim to make an impact in Azerbaijan. Among the squad is Scot, Hannah Edwards, who can’t wait to get going to Baku. She said, “I'm so excited for the Games. I’ve been looking at pictures and videos and Baku looks amazing.

John McClatchey

08 May 2015

It is with great sadness that we inform you that John McClatchey died suddenly last Thursday. John was a most energetic researcher and educator and had a long career in UK universities, joining the Environmental Research Institute of UHI at North Highland College in 2006. John, a long-serving committee member of Inverness Swimming Club, was passionate about water sports and water polo. He broke the British junior 400m record at only 15, went on to represent Scotland in the pool at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh and later played water polo for Great Britain.

Reid and Heatly Take Bronze in London

02 May 2015

Flying the flag for Great Britain on the second night in London, Grace Reid and James Heatly added to the GB medal tally with bronze at their debut FINA/NVC Diving World Series leg. In an exciting first for the competition, the Scottish duo took to the boards in the Mixed 3m Springboard synchro final scoring a total points tally of 299.76. After an incredible fourth round dive of 70.20, the Brits jumped up the leader board and fought off advances from Mexico and Ukraine in the final round to secure their spot on the podium.

Simmonds and Mullen make Manchester move

30 April 2015

Four-time Paralympic Champion Ellie Simmonds and four-time European Champion Andrew Mullen have moved their training base to the British Para-Swimming National Performance Centre in Manchester. With 18 months until the Rio Paralympic Games the pair have decided to re-focus their training in ord

Clegg Announces Retirement from Swimming

29 April 2015

Paralympic bronze medallist James Clegg has announced his retirement from competitive swimming. Clegg burst on to the world scene at in 2012, breaking Ian Sharpe's 12-year old British S12 record in 100m Butterfly at the British Swimming Championships in London, which earned him selection to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Home nation cut-off date approaches

27 April 2015

Athletes are reminded that the cut-off date for swimmers to indicate their Home Nation choice for the British Summer Champs is fast approaching - 30 April.

Reid and Heatly Amongst Divers Selected for the London World Series

24 April 2015

The British Diving Team will be ready to take on the world’s best in London for the FINA/NVC Diving World Series from 1 – 3 May. The team sees new members added as the Brits take part in the mixed 10m and 3m Synchro events for the first time at a World Series event. Amongst the new members are Grace Reid and James Heatly from City of Edinburgh Diving Club who won the 3m synchro event at the British Diving Championships, which took place in Plymouth in February.