2018 Club kit shop is open – CLOSES 5th FEB

Hi all

The much anticipated club kit shop is now open to orders.  Click on the link attached and follow the instructions below.  SHOP CLOSES 5th FEBRUARY!!!!!!


  1. Click on link
  2. Create your own account
  3. Order desired item(s) and pay Orca directly
  4. Delivery due mid March, this will come to a single address (mine) and distributed asap
  5. Make yourself available as soon as possible to collect kit from advertised club sessions nearer the time

NOTE: Some people asked about the Aero Pro Sleeved tri suit, Orca have put this on at the incorrect price, it should be £179 (still – ouch!!).  I have delayed opening this shop to everyone as I have asked them to correct this error and put the Club Sleeved Tri suit up as an alternative, this is £119.  If you would like the Club Sleeved suit please go ahead and order this as soon as possible, hopefully the more orders they receive for this the sooner the item will be made up and put into this order (I’m still working on them including this in our current shop).

Some items require only two orders per style (male, female, junior being different styles), others require six orders per style.  Please order as soon as possible so Orca can let us know if we are close to order numbers and just not quite making.  We may be able to push certain items if this is the case.

I’m determined to get kit to everyone before Bishopbriggs on the 6th May, members can help this by ordering as soon as possible.

Many thanks, happy training – race season is on it’s way!!

Donna 🙂

2017 Hogmanay Handicap Run Results

Thank you to everyone who turned up and supported the annual Hogmanay Handicap run.  This fantastic, social event not only has a real feel good factor but also raises much appreciated funds for Strathcarron Hospice.  This year runners donated a total of £350 to the hospice, thank you all.

Results have been collated in both scratch and handicap forms, click the link below to open the file:

HHH Results 2017

Huge thanks to Jude and Jon Austin for providing this event.

See you out there the last Sunday before Hogmanay 2018!

Hogmanay Handicap Charity Run

Each year friends of the club Jude and Jon Austin organise the fantastic Hogmanay Handicap charity run for Strathcarron Hospice.  This is a lovely friendly event open to all abilities.  It would be fantastic to get a load of club members along to this ever growing event while giving to a great cause. no set entry fee, all donations welcome on the day.   More info………

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Festive training changes 2017


With Christmas on its way there will be the following changes to club sessions:

Sunday 24th  December:  NO junior session, NO Allander session
Monday 25th December: NO sessions
Tuesday 26th December: NO sessions
Wednesday 27th December: NO junior session.  Turbo to be confirmed, center opening times dependent
Thursday 28th December: Scotstoun swim @ 14:00, 3 lanes only, 1 hour session
Sunday 31st December: NO junior session, NO Allander session
Monday 1st January: NO sessions
Tuesday 2nd January: NO sessions
Wednesday 3rd January: Turbo to be confirmed, center opening times dependent

Hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year.  Happy training everyone



New 4 week block of training 20th Nov-17th Dec


After the first 8 week’s of annual training it’s been good to see increasing numbers at most sessions and some stellar improvements from those who attend the club regularly. Maybe best has been some quality chat at sessions. Good to know training is and can be fun.

So now we look ahead to training 20th November – 17th December. Overall our training focus is covering good quality technical development alongside working physiology for improvements. Here’s what’s going on the next few weeks:

Monday swim 8:00-9:00/9:30 Scotstoun. don’t forget there is a 90 min option here and few folk seem to be taking the valuable opportunity of extra mileage. We are working on stroke efficiency and aerobic conditioning – long swims in the last 30 mins and a mixture of technical swimming and short cycle aerobic swimming in the first hour.

Tuesday AM swim: 7:00-8:00am Scotstoun. Aerobic swimming, some speed and strength work with paddles.

Tuesday PM run: botanical 6:45pm departure or Leicester Avenue 6:55-7:00 post warm up. V short power runs and uphill 750m aerobic capacity reps.

Tuesday PM swim Scotstoun 8:30-9:30. Speed session with drill work to develop catch at front of stroke.

Tuesday PM swim Allander 9-10pm – new block – “training” turns, pace control, mileage increases and some HARD kick training.

WEDNESDAY TURBO – 8-9:30pm Whiteinch Centre – please support this session. Remember we have some turbo’s you can borrow if you don’t have your own. Strength and aerobic capacity. Maybe a small amount of the famous tabata’s!!

Thursday Run 6:45pm departure Scotstoun 6:55-7:00pm Tudor road. Tech / strength drills and conditioning. Aerobic pace control and a couple of fast runs.

Thursday Swim 8:30-9:30pm Scotstoun. Aerobic base – long reps, tech feedback and a couple of things to get arms turning over faster.

Sunday PM swim Allander 7:30-8:30pm – new block – “training” turns, pace control, mileage increases and some HARD kick training.