Club of the Year 2019 Club of the Year 2018 winners - Kirkintilloch & Kilsyth ASC We believe that strong clubs can offer local communities a vibrant focus for volunteer and athlete development, essential for creating lifelong participants and local and national heroes. We have a strong network of clubs across Scotland and we would like to recognise their achievements through our Club of the Year Award. For 2018, we extend our congratulations to Kirkintilloch & Kilsyth ASC, Scottish Swimming's Club of the Year Award for 2018. Here's a little bit more about the club, as read on our Awards Night by host Lee McKenzie: "The winners this year describe themselves as more than just a swimming club. Their vision is to provide an inclusive club, providing a progressive health, swimming and leadership programme to promote confidence, self-esteem, health and skills in a culture of learning, encouragement and support where each individual can maximize their potential. The implementation of a four year development plan supports this vision along with a committed team of volunteers, coaches, club development coordinators and young leaders." NOMINATION PROCESS & GUIDELINES Nominations for Club of the Year are invited from any current accredited club SwiMark Plus/DiveMark Plus/PoloMark Plus/SynchroMark Plus) (within the last 3 years) Nominations can be made by any member of a qualifying club Nominations will only be accepted via online application All sections must be completed by applicants. Incomplete applications will not be accepted Nominations will not be accepted for previous winners of Club of the Year for the 2 subsequent years after award Clubs must demonstrate they have made an outstanding contribution during the last 12 months based on progress against a club development plan The winning club will be presented with an Award, Certificate and promotion package and a club session with a national athlete and coach Selection Panel, 4 from a selection of: Director of Development Director of Performance Director of Services Club Development Manager SASA President SASA Vice President sportscotland representative Previous Club of the Year winner Board member The selection panel will shortlist 3 clubs who will be invited to the Scottish Swimming Awards evening, held annually (3 representatives per club) The selection panel will visit the 3 shortlisted clubs on a club night, throughout the month of June, whenever is suitable for the club All nominated clubs will be informed of the outcome of the selection process Structured feedback will be provided upon request The selection panels’ decision is final Completed applications should be received by Scottish Swimming no later than 5pm on the submission date. The online form will not be accessed beyond this point.