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Hamilton Baths Amateur Swimming Club was founded in 1912 and is now based in Hamilton Water Palace, Almada Street, Hamilton. The club has a membership of over 150 with ages ranging from 6 to over 70. The Water Palace facilities include a 25m pool, a flume, rapids and outdoor lagoon together with a health club and gym. It is operated by South Lanarkshire Council.

Contact info@hamiltonbaths.co.uk for general enquiries.

Our Aims

The Club's aim is to train and coach swimmers, of all abilities, so that they can reach their full potential as competitive swimmers. The club is therefore engaged regularly in galas and competitions throughout west central Scotland, and sometimes further afield.

Latest Update Parent Volunteers Required Urgently

The next SL Development Meet 4 will be run by Hamilton Baths, therefore we require volunteers to help. The meet will be held on 12 September - 1.30pm warm up. If your child is swimming please consider volunteering. Please contact Pamela McGhee on pamelamcghee@hotmail.co.uk if you are available.  Your help would be much appreciated.

Latest Update Gold/Silver Squads - No Training Sunday 30 Aug

No training this Sunday, 30 August for Gold and Silver Squads due to West District Sprints & Relays competition.


Could all outstanding gala fees please be settled on Tuesday, 25 August. Heather Gilmore will be available in the cafeteria area between 6.45pm and 7.30pm.

Cumbernauld Open Age Group Meet - 13/14 June 2015

Congratulations to the following medallists:

Ryan Kirkpatrick          50 Backstroke

Ryan Kirkpatrick          100 Backstroke
Sophie Newberry          100 Backstroke, 100 Fly
Ewan McMurray           100 Breaststroke
Ellie Forsyth                  100 Breaststroke

Sophie Newberry           50 Backstroke, 50 Freestyle, 50 Breaststroke
Ellie Forsyth                  50 Breaststroke
Ryan Anderson              50 Fly

Volunteers Required - SL Development Meet 4 - 12 September 2015

Volunteers are required to help at SL Development Meet 4 on 12 September 2015 in Larkhall Leisure Centre.  HBASC are running this event and require lots of help on the day.  If you are free to help, please contact Pamela McGhee on pamelamcghee@hotmail.co.uk.

Raffle donations would be greatly appreciated and can be handed to any of the Committee.

Hamilton Baths Graded Meet - 3 October 2015

Please note that the above meet will be held in Sir Matt Busby Sports Complex, Bellshill and not Larkhall Leisure Centre as previously stated.

National Squad Selection

Congratulations to Lewis Beagrie who has been selected for the Scottish National Junior Squad as part of the Scottish Talent Programme.  An excellent achievement. Well done Lewis!

If you wish to learn more about selection to the National Squads go to Gala - Documents and read the Scottish National Squad booklet.

Scottish Summer Meet

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Scottish Summer Meet

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Scottish Summer Meet

District Regional Programme Selection (DRP)

Congratulations to Ellie Forsyth, Jenna Gilmore and Sophie Newberry who have been selected for the District Regional Programme (DRP) which is part of the National Squad programme.

Well done!

A Fond Farewell from Heather Steel, Club Captain

A fond farewell from Heather Steel, Club Captain can be found under Gala - Documents.

Training Times During The School Holidays

Training times during the school holidays document can be found under Gala - Documents.  Please note slight alterations to training times during the period 29 July - 9 August 2015.

Club T-Shirt Found

If anyone left a Large Club t-shirt at Club Championships on Tues night, please speak to Keith Brown.

East Kilbride Long Course Meet

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Congratulations to all swimmers who took part in the EK long Course meet on 6th and 7th June

We had 55 long course PBs!


Gold medal and 11 and under prize winner:

Balazs Szelei: 50 fly


Silver Medallists:

Balazs Szelei: 100 breast, 50 breast

Ewan McMurray: 200 breast

Ryan McGhee: 100 breast


Bronze Medallists:

Lewis Beagrie: 100 fly

Balazs Szelei: 50 free

Ewan McMurray: 100 breast

Ross Burns: 100 breast


Swimmers who came in the top 6 places

Ryan McGhee, Ross Burns, Sophie Newberry, Ryan Kirkpatrick, Balazs Szelei, Ewan McMurray

Rascals Graded Meet

Congratulations to all swimmers who took part in this meet on 30th and 31st May

We had a total of 80 PBs, 20 Golds, 14 Silvers and 10 Bronze medals


Gold medallists

Ellie Forsyth: 50 free, 50 breast, 200 fly, 200 free

Sophie Newberry: 200 fly, 200 IM, 200 back, 50 back, 50 fly

Jenna Gilmour: 50 free, 400 free

Georgia Simpson: 50 fly

Hollie Miller: 200 free

Ryan Kirkpatrick: 50 back, 200 fly

Ewan McMurray: 800 free, 200 free, 400 IM, 50 breast, 50 free


Silver medallists

Georgia Simpson: 50 free,

Jenna Gilmour: 200 free, 200 IM, 200 back,

Ellie Forsyth: 400 free, 200 back

Sophie Newberry: 50 free, 400 free, 200 breast

Hollie Miller: 200 breast, 50 free

Fraser MacDonald: 200 fly

Ryan Anderson: 200 back

Ryan Kirkpatrick: 50 fly


Bronze medallists

Lewis Beagrie 200 fly

Ryan Kirkpatrick:200 IM

Ryan Anderson: 400 IM, 50 fly

Fraser Richardson: 200 breast, 50 breast

Jenna Gilmour: 200 breast, 200 fly

Sophie Newberry: 200 free, 50 breast


Swimmers who came in the top 6 in their age group events

Ewan Jeffrey, Cameron Leckie, Jennifer Kelly , Mark McGhee,  Fraser Richardson, Fraser MacDonald, Ryan Anderson, Georgia Simpson,  Ellie Forsyth, Jenna Gilmour, Lewis Beagrie, Ryan Kirkpatrick, Hollie Miller


Well done everyone!

Club Championships #3 - Tues 16th June 2015

Club Championships #3 will be held on Tues, 16 June 2015 6.00-8.30pm.  Please be poolside for a 6pm warm up.  All swimmers should attend, if you cannot - please advise Caroljburns@sky.com asap. Events are:

Girls 11-12 100 Breaststroke

Boys 11-12 100 Breaststroke

Girls 13 & over 100 Breaststroke

Boys 13 & over 100 Breaststroke

Girls 50 Breastroke Newcomers 1

Boys 50 Breastroke Newcomers 1

Girls 10 & under 100 Breaststroke

Boys 10 & under 100 Breaststroke

Girls 11-12 200 IM

Boys 11-12 200 IM

Girls 13 & Over 200 IM

Boys 13 & Over 200 IM

Girls 50m Butterfly Newcomers 1

Boys 50m Butterfly Newcomers 1

Girls 10 & under 100 Butterfly

Boys 10 & under 100 Butterfly

Boys 11-12 100 Backstroke

Girls 11-12 100 Backstroke

Girls 13 & over 100 Backstroke

Boys 13 & over 100 Backstroke

Latest Update Club Kit

Gala Fees

Could everyone please ensure all gala fees are paid up to date before the summer holidays, by the 23 June. Heather will collect fees in the cafe on the 9th and 23rd June. If these dates are unsuitable, please email her to arrange settlement of all outstanding fees up to and including Cumbernauld 
heathergilmore3@aol.com.  Thank you. 

Change of training times 31 May to 5 June only

Please note that due to celebrations for the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Water Palace, we have been asked to change our training times to accommodate special events organised that week.  Training times for 31 May to 5 June 2015 only can be found under Gala - Documents.

Club Championships #2 - THURSDAY 4 June 2015

Club Championships #2 will be held on THURSDAY 4 June 2015 6-8.30pm.  Please be poolside for a 6pm warm up.  All age group swimmers and Newcomer 1's (boys and girls) will be swimming 50m Breast, 50m Freestyle, 50m Back, 50m Butterfly and 100m IM.  All swimmers should attend, if you cannot attend please email caroljburns@sky.com to advise asap.

Summer Trip - 20 June 2015

Please note there are still some places left on the Summer Trip on Sat, 20 June 2015 to Galloway Activity Centre. If you wish to go, cost is £20 and should be paid to the Social Committee.  Consent forms MUST be returned with money, these can be found on the website under Gala - Documents.  Great day... not to be missed! Any questions, ask any of the Committee Members.

Volunteers - Hamilton Primary Schools Gala

Many thanks go to our STO's , committee members, parent volunteers and our swimmer volunteers who all contributed to the success of last Friday nights Gala . Without your assistance our club would be unable to host this event so many thanks to all.

Reminder - Summer Trip - Galloway Activity Centre 20 June

Please note that trip money of £20 has to be paid to the Social Committee on 12 May in the cafeteria area, Consent forms MUST be returned with money. Trip to Galloway Activity Centre will be on Saturday 20 June 2015.  The day wil consist of 4 x 1½ hour sessions including sailing, windsurfing, wobbly water park, kayaking, climbing, archery, outdoor laser tag and much, much more.  More information can be found on Galloway Activity Centre's webpage www.lochken.co.uk.  Please bring packed lunch, change of clothes, old trainers (for in the water), drinks, suncream.  Volunteer parent helpers required for the day, please speak to Social Committee.  An event invite has been sent to your notice board.

Timekeepers Required

The Club is looking for volunteer Timekeepers.  To become a timekeeper, attendance at a short course is required (approx 1 hour).  The course will take place in the evening in Hamilton Water Palace. We would like to invite swimmers aged 14 yrs and above to the training, the only stipulation is that they must be members of Scottish Swimming, for insurance purposes. If you are interested of require further information, please contact William MacDonald on willmac69@googlemail.com

For parents with swimmers sitting exams in April and May

The Education Scotland Website has some tips: Getting Ready for NQ Exams. To view link Click Here

Committee Members/Gala Entry Secretary

The Club urgently needs new members to join the Committee and take an active role in the running of the Club.  In particular, we have a current vacancy for a Gala Entry Secretary.  As it is a key role in the Club it needs to be filled urgently - no experience is necessary.  If you are interested in this position or want more information about the Committee, please contact the Club President, Alison Fenwick on a.fenwick@which.net or speak to any of the Committee/coaches.  Thank you.

Congratulations To Connor Hughes

Congratulations to Connor Hughes for his recent success at the Scottish Universities Championships.  Connor won Gold in the 50m Butterfly.

Well Done!

Annual Primary Schools Gala

Volunteers required for the Primary Schools Gala being held on Friday, 8th May 2015 in Larkhall Leisure Centre. To volunteer, please contact Pamela McGhee on pamelamcghee@hotmail.co.uk.  Donations for raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated and can be handed to any of our Committee members.

2015 Club Championships Session 1

The first session of Club Championships will take place on Tuesday 21 April with a warm up at 6pm.
The rules for winning Club Champion for each age group has been placed under gala/documents

The events for this session are:

Girls  50m Freestyle Newcomers 1

Boys 50m Freestyle Newcomers 1
Girls 10 & Under 100m Freestyle
Boys 10 & Under 100m Freestyle
Girls 11-12 200m Freestyle
Boys 11-12 200m Freestyle
Girls 13 & over  200m Freestyle
Boys 13 & over  200m Freestyle
Girls 50m Backstroke Newcomers 1
Boys 50m Backstroke Newcomers 1
Girls 10 & Under 100m Backstroke
Boys 10 & Under 100m Backstroke
Girls 11-12 200 Backstroke
Boys 11-12 200 Backstroke
Girls 13 & over 200m Backstroke
Boys 13 & over 200m Backstroke

Scottish National Age Group Championships, Aberdeen. 31st May - 5th April

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Congratulations to Sophie Newberry who won two silver medals in the 11-13 yrs 4 x 100 relays
Sophie had two very good performances for the team.

Congratulations to our individual finalists
Matthew Fenwick - 50 Breast in 17 and over age group
Ryan McGhee - 50 Breast in the 16 years age group
Sophie Newberry- 50 backstroke in the 13 years age group
Ewan McMurray - 200 and 100 breast in the 14 years age group
Olivia Easdon - 50 fly in the 12 and under age group

Our other swimmers who swam and performed well were Ross Burns, Ellie Forsyth, Kirsty Griffiths and Balazs Szelei.

The South Lanarkshire team came second overall.
Well done to everyone

Ann O'Neill

Changes to HBASC Personal Noticeboard Accouncement System

Previously when an announcement was made, the swimmer would be notified by email but if the swimmer did not log in and a second announcement was made, the swimmer would NOT receive another email notification, albeit the announcement would be on their noticeboard. This feature has been in place for some years.

We have contacted the programmer and the system has now been changed so that an email notification will be sent with each announcement.  It is important that at least once a week swimmers/parents check their emails/personal noticeboard/website homepage for club news and gala entries.

Outstanding Membership/Gala Fees

Anyone with outstanding membership/gala fees, please pay Heather Gilmore on Tuesday, 31 March 2015. Please contact Heather Gilmore on heathergilmore3@aol.com if Tuesday night is not suitable. Thank you

Hoodie/Joggers order

Lee McMurray will be on the balcony Friday night with samples of hoodies/joggers. Please note this will be the last chance to try samples before order is placed next Friday, 27 March. 

Cumbernauld Spring Graded Meet 14 - 15 March

Congratulations to the following swimmers:

Gold Medals:

Hollie Miller – 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 200 individual Medley, Jenna Gilmore – 200 Individual Medley, Ryan Anderson – 100 butterfly, 50 freestyle, 200 Individual Medley  Ewan McMurray  - 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly,  Olivia Easdon  - 100 backstroke

Silver Medals:

Balazs Szelei – 50 freestyle, Olivia Easdon – 100 freestyle, Ellie Forsyth – 100 butterfly, 200 Individual Medley,  Emma McAinsh - 100 butterfly, Ewan McMurray -  100 freestyle, 200 individual Medley, Ryan Kirkpatrick - 100 butterfly,  100 backstroke,  Jenna Gilmore – 100 butterfly, 50 freestyle, Yvonne Brown – 100 breaststroke

Relay silver: Ellie Forsyth, Jenna Gilmore, Hollie Miller, Luke Doyle, Ryan Anderson, Ewan McMurray.

Bronze Medals

Yvonne Brown – 100 butterfly, Ryan Anderson – 100 backstroke,  Ryan Kirkpatrick –  100 breaststroke, Vivien McAinsh - 100 butterfly, Jenna Gilmore – 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle, Hollie Miller – 100 freestyle, Kara White – 100 breaststroke, Ellie Forsyth – 50 freestyle


Well done to everyone. We had an amazing total of 109 PBs!!!


West District Senior Age Group L.C. Championships 7th & 8th March

Congratulations to the following swimmers

Kirsty Griffiths 14 years - Bronze in 100 Backstroke
Ewan McMurray 14 years - Silver in 200 Breaststroke and Bronze in 100 Breaststroke
Matthew Fenwick 16 and over - Bronze in 100 Breaststroke

Top 6 places to
Hollie Miller - 200 Backstroke, Ross Burns - 100 Breaststroke, Kirsty Griffiths - 200 IM and 400 Freestyle

Well done to all swimmers who took part. Everyone gave 100%

Updated Club Championship Dates

Below are the revised dates for the 2015 Club Championships.

Club Championships 1    24th March

Club Championships 2     21st April

Club Championships 3     16th June

The full events calendar can be found under Gala - Documents.

Lost Property

If anyone left purple goggles along with a HB Swim Cap on Friday night, email Lee McMurray on leemcm10@gmail.com.

Swim Shop Sale

Swim shop SALE leaflet can be found under Gala - Documents.  Anyone interested in any items, please contact Lee McMurray on leemcm10@gmail.com.

Annual Club membership Fees

To cover the rise in cost of SASA registration fees to £43, the Club Membership Fee has been increased to £10 per annum. SASA registration fees for each Club Age Group Swimmer will be paid by HBASC this year (to be reviewed annually). Membership Fees are due on 1 March 2015, Heather Gilmore will be in the cafeteria area on 3 March 2015 to collect these fees. If anyone intends not to renew their membership, please advise Heather Gilmore or Lee McMurray asap. Thanking you in advance, the Committee.

Club Championships 2015

The first session will be held on Tuesday 10th March 6pm-8.30pm.  Please be on poolside ready for 6pm warmup.    ALL swimmers in the club are invited to compete.  Please bring hoodie and a drink.   Please check out in Gala -> documents for more schedules.

Girls  50m Freestyle Newcomers 1
Boys 50m Freestyle Newcomers 1
Girls 10 & Under 100m Freestyle
Boys 10 & Under 100m Freestyle
Girls 11-12 200m Freestyle
Boys 11-12 200m Freestyle
Girls 13 & over  200m Freestyle
Boys 13 & over  200m Freestyle
Girls 50m Backstroke Newcomers 1
Boys 50m Backstroke Newcomers 1
Girls 10 & Under 100m Backstroke
Boys 10 & Under 100m Backstroke
Girls 11-12 200 Backstroke
Boys 11-12 200 Backstroke
Girls 13 & over 200m Backstroke
Boys 13 & over 200m Backstroke

Annual Primary Schools Gala 2015

HBASC will host the annual Hamilton district Primary Schools Gala on Friday, 8th May 2015 at Larkhall Leisure Centre, 6.30pm start.  All Hamilton Baths primary school aged children can participate whether they attend a local school or not.

Swiimers from all local schools - invites have been emailed to your school.  Please enrol through your Head Teacher.

All other Hamilton Baths primary age swimmers who do not attend a local school, can swim for the Hamilton Baths Team and should complete an entry form available from the website (under Gala-entries) and submit to Pamela McGhee on pamelamcghee@hotmail.co.uk no later than 1 April 2015.

Bellshill Sharks Open Meet Results

Congratulations to the following swimmers who won medals at the Bellshill Sharks Open Meet

Ross Burns - Gold in 200 Breaststroke and Silver in both 50 and 100 Breaststroke
Kirsty Griffiths - Silver in 50 Backstroke and Bronze in 200 IM
Aaron Murray - Silver in both 200 Breaststroke and  200 freestyle and Bronze in 100 Breaststroke, 50 Fly and 50 freestyle

Poolside And Gala Photographs And Videos

Would all swimmers please note that taking photographs or video clips is strictly prohibited in any swimming pool environment without official permission. That means on the poolside or in the changing areas at training or at galas.

West District Long Course Junior Age Group Championships

Congratulations to all swimmers who took part at the weekend with some great swims.

Special congratulations to

Olivia Easdon (11 and under) who won gold in the 100 fly, silver in 200 breast and 100 breast and bronze in 200 IM. Olivia also came in the top 6 in 100 back and 400 IM.

Ellie Forsyth(12 years) who won bronze medals in 100 and 200 breast. Ellie also came in the top 6 in 400 IM.

Sophie Newberry(13 years) who came in the top 6 in 100 fly and 100 Breast

Well done!

Updated Events Calendar

Would all swimmers please note that an updated events calendar can be found under Gala - Documents.

2014 Hamilton Baths Club Champions


Matthew Fenwick

Heather Smyth

13 - 14 YEARS

Ewan McMurray

Kirsty Griffiths

11 - 12 YEARS

Fraser MacDonald

Sophie Newberry


Aaron Murray

Olivia Easdon

2014 Hamilton Baths Club Championships Silver Medallists


Ross Burns

Heather Steel

13 - 14 YEARS

Fraser Richardson

Hollie Miller

11 - 12 YEARS

Balazs Szelei

Ellie Forsyth


Saskia Wade

West District Grand Prix Results

The results from the above meet can be found under Gala - Results.

Scottish Schools Finals Provisional Entries

The provisional entries for the Scottish Schools Finals can be found under Gala - Entries.

Congratulations To Fraser Richardson & Ethan Darroch

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Congratulations to Fraser Richardson and Ethan Darroch who won their first caps for Scotland in the recent Walsall Inter Regional Championship U14 Boys Water Polo event.

Fraser & Ethan played in every match with Fraser scoring 2 goals and Ethan scoring against  East Midlands.

The attached picture show Fraser in his Scotland Polo Shirt and Ethan Below. 

Club Championship Winners And Silver Medalists For 2014

Presentation of awards will be announced in due course.

Club Championship details can be found under Gala - Documents.

Updated FINA Rules

Please read the updated FINA Rules at the link below


4 New Year Resolutions Every Swimmer Must Make

Please click on the link below to read.


Cumbernauld Winter Open Meet - November

Congratulations to the following swimmers:

Kirsty Griffiths – overall girls’ best performance.

Sophie Newberry – Gold medal in 200 IM, Silver medal in 200 Breaststroke, Bronze medal in 100 Butterfly

Aaron Murray – Bronze medals in 200 Breaststroke and 50 Butterfly

Olivia Easdon – Gold medal in 50 Butterfly, Silver medals in 100 Butterfly and 200 IM, Bronze medals in 200 Breaststroke and 50 Freestyle

Kirsty Griffiths – Gold medals in 200 Backstroke and 200 IM, Bronze medal in 100 Butterfly

Ewan McMurray – Bronze Medal in 200 Breaststroke

Matthew Fenwick – Silver medal in 200 Breaststroke

Ross Burns - Bronze medal in 200 Breaststroke


Those gaining 4th, 5th, 6th places:

Yvonne Brown, Sophie Newberry, Aaron Murray, Ellie Forsyth, Ryan Anderson, Matthew Fenwick, Kirsty Griffiths, Ewan McMurray

West District Short Course Championships

Congratulations to the following swimmers:

Kirsty Griffiths – Silver medal in 200IM and Bronze medals in 200 Backstroke and 100 Backstroke.

Ross Burns – Silver medal in 200 Breaststroke

Those gaining 4th, 5th, 6th places:

Kirsty Griffiths, Sophie Newberry, Balazs Szelei, Ewan McMurray, Hollie Miller, Matthew Fenwick.



Congratulations to the following swimmers:

Kirsty Griffiths – Silver medal in 100 Backstroke, and Bronze medals in 400 Freestyle and 50 Freestyle

Hollie Miller – Silver medal in 100 Freestyle


Those gaining 4th, 5th, 6th places:

Kirsty Griffiths, Hollie Miller, Lewis Beagrie, Ryan McGhee, Ellie Forsyth, Ewan McMurray, Matthew Fenwick, Ross Burns


Can any outstanding gala fees be paid by Tuesday, 9th December 2014.  Payment can be made to Heather Gilmore between 6.45 - 7.30pm in the cafe.  If this isn't suitable, please rearrange a suitable time before the Christmas holidays.  Thank you.

Hamilton Baths AGM

The Hamilton Baths Amateur Swimming Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, 19 January 2015 at 7.30pm in the Bowling Pavillion within the Hamilton Palace Sports Grounds.  All are welcome to attend.  Further details will be posted in due course.

Hamilton Baths Awards Night Photos Now Online

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The pictures from the Hamilton Baths Awards Night are now online.  To access the pictures please log in to your noticeboard and click on the Gallery tab.

Scottish Swimming Finals

The final list of nominations for the Scottish Schools Finals can be found under Gala - Entries.

If you notice any errors or any further nominations  or anyone not available to swim, please let me know at mark.easdon@btinternet.com by Friday 21st November  .

Please ensure that swimmers are aware that the swims are our nominated swims and NOT accepted swims as the event is usually oversubscribed we anticipate that not all swims will be accepted.

Only the entry fee  will be paid by South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture please ensure that swimmers are available to swim at the event in Aberdeen before submitting their nomination . 


Congratulations to Ross Burns and Heather Steele who have been selected as club captains for the coming year. A big thank you to all who applied it made the selection process very hard.

West Districts Senior Age Groups, Ayr 1st & 2nd November

Congratulations to Ross Burns who won Silver in the 200 breaststroke at the West District Championships at the weekend.

Crae Stevenson - A.T.C. National Medal Winner

Congratulation to Crae Stevenson who was representing Scotland & Northern Ireland at the Air Training Corps National Championships which took place at RAF Cranwell on Saturday 25th October.  He was in the 4 x 50 Junior Boys Freestyle Relay Team and won Gold.  Well done Crae!

Updated Calendar

Would all swimmers please note that an Updated  Calendar can be found under Gala > Documents.

Congratulations to Kirsty Griffiths and Ellie Forsyth

Who have been selected for the District Regional Programme (DRP) which is part of the Scottish National Squads Programme Selection.

 How do you get on that?

You have to have the correct Mindset  , thats a positive attitude to your sport, dedication to your training, working hard on your technique (including your turns) and most of all when you get to competition being able to take all the hard knocks as well as the wins, learning from every race.

Download the document and see what you would need to do. The times get tougher every year so this is just a guide at the moment. Remember  , its not just about the times you do.

The DRP document can be found under Gala > Documents

A Tribute to Elenor Gordon (May 1934 – July 2014)

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Life Member , Friend and most accomplished swimmer of Hamilton Baths ASC.

In 1950 at the age of 16 , Elenor was the first ever Scottish woman to win a Gold Medal at the Empire Games. Her win in the 220 yards Breaststroke also makes her Scotland's youngest ever Gold medallist.

In the 1952 Olympic Games held in Helsinki, Elenor was the only British Swimmer to win a medal, coming home with a Bronze. However , this was a controversial race as Butterfly was included in the final alongside Breaststroke ; this was a new style and faster than Breaststroke, however Elenor held her nerve and came 3rd overall

Lifetime Achievements

Olympic Games

British Empire and Commonwealth Games

Bronze 1952 Helsinki, Finland 200m Breaststroke

Gold 1950 Auckland, NZ 220yd Breaststroke
Gold 1954 Vancouver, Canada 220yd Breaststroke
Gold 1954 Vancouver, Canada 3x110yd Medley
Bronze 1950 Auckland, NZ 3x110yd Medley

Elenor didn't stop there! She and her husband , Ken McKay , went on to win many medals across the world at Masters level. Elenor has been an inspiration to all our swimmers , past and present and she has shown us all how hard work and dedication can lead to success.

Our thought and prayers are with Ken and his family at this very sad time. We have not only lost a life member of the club but a dear friend.

National Squad Selection

Scottish National Squad Selection Policy &Times Summary for 2014-15 season has been posted under Gala -> documents

Touching the wall on Breaststroke and Butterfly

There has been some debate about how swimmers should touch the wall in Breaststroke and Butterfly after FINA announced a “new” rule after the summer.    They have now sent clarification in the form of photographs, which is really helpful.

Please look at the photos posted in Gala -> Documents and you will be clear about what is acceptable.


HBASC information leaflet

A new HBASC information leaflet has been produced to give parents a better understanding of how the club operates and the terminology used. 

This is our first club document and very much a work in progress.  We welcome questions and comments to improve it.  It is posted under Gala  -> Documents

Performance plus- performance and Nutrition guide for athletes.

Performance and Nutrition guide for athletes has been added under GALA then DOCUMENTS.

Club records

HBASC Club records have been updated for period of 2005 - 2011. Check it out under RECORDS then CLUB RECORDS for Top Overall and Top 3. Well done to all.

Swimmers' PBs

Anyone looking for their PB times can be found on our website under GALA then TEAM MANAGER DATA.

* hit the clock and it will take you into the hytek sports system

* select Athletes

* select letter of surname eg M for Miller

* go to swimmer's name and hit TIMES

* at Course - select SCM for short course meet ie 25m pool (or  also LCM for long course meet ie 50m pool eg Tollcross/EK   )

* Times for all events will be listed

* Hit print results

Reminder re HBASC Pool Time

Swimmers should not be in the pool until the Club session commences unless they have paid for general swimming at the front desk.  Otherwise, swimmers must wait on poolside until their session commences.