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.
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.
Club Championships Dates
The rescheduled dates for the Club Championships are as follows:
Session 1 of the Club championships that should have been held on 25th February(postponed due to Water Palace closure) will now take place on 11th March.
Session 2 of the Club championships that should have been held on 18th March will now take place on 25th March.
Both sessions will take place between 6.00pm - 8.30pm. All swimmers are invited to attend. Warm up at 6.00pm, remember to bring Juice or Water.
West District L.C. Senior Age Group Championships
Congratulations to Ross Burns on winning 2 Silver medals in 100 and 200 Breaststroke at the weekend.
Well done also to all of our other swimmers who did PBs or made finals.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS POSTPONED
Hamilton Water Palace has closed due to an incident in the pool.The pool will remain closed untill Wednesday Morning. The club championships scheduled for tomorrow evening 25th February will now be rescheduled for a later date to be advised .
Primary Schools Gala
HBASC will host the annual Hamilton District Primary Schools Gala on Friday, 16th May 2014 in Larkhall Leisure Centre, 6.30pm start. Entry no earlier than 6.15pm. All HBASC primary school children should participate, whether they attend a local school or not.
Swimmers from Hamilton/Blantyre primary schools - invites have been emailed to your school. Please enrol through your school's Head Teacher.
All other HBASC primary age swimmers who do not attend a Hamilton/Blantyre primary school can swim for HBASC Team and should complete the entry form available to download under Gala -> Entries. These should be submitted to Pamela McGhee our Gala Convenor by 4 April 2014. Email Pamelamcghee@hotmail.co.uk.
Volunteers are required for the Primary Schools Gala - please email Pamela McGhee if you are available.
Club Membership Fees
HBASC Annual Club Membership Fee is now due. Please arrange to pay the fee of Â£2 to Heather Gilmore on Tuesday, 4 March 2014 in the cafe.
A reminder that the Club Championships Session 1 are being held this Tuesday, 25 February 2014 from 6.00pm - 8.30pm. All swimmers are invited to attend. Warm up 6pm - remember juice/water.
Bellshill Sharks Open Meet Results
Bellshill Sharks Open Meet Results 14&15th February 2014
Congratulations to all swimmers who swam at the meet. Well done!
Kirsty Griffiths 200 IM, Matthew Fenwick 50 Breast, Ryan McGhee 50 breast
Matthew Fenwick 100 Breast, Kirsty Griffiths 400 free and 400 IM,
Ross Burns 200 Breast and 50 Breast, Kirsty Griffiths 50 back, 100 free and 50 free
West Districts Junior Age Group Results
Congratulations to all swimmers who swam at the West Districts on 8 and 9 February. We had lots of PBs and the following medalists:
Lucy Ross â Gold in 100 Breaststroke
Sophie Newberry â Silver in 200 Breaststroke and Bronze in 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke.
Top six places - Kirsty Griffiths 4th in 200 back, 6th 100 free, 5th 100 back and Sophie Newberry 6th 100 back, 4th 200 fly.
2014 HBASC Club championships
Session 1 - Tuesday 25 February 2014 from 6pm - 8.30pm
Boy/Girls Newcomers 50m free
Boy/Girls 10&U 100m free
Boy/Girls 11-12 200m breaststroke
Boy/Girls 13-14 200m breaststroke
Boy/Girls 15&O 200m breaststroke
Boy/Girls Newcomers 50m backstroke
Boy/Girls 10&U 100m backstroke
Boy/Girls 11-12 100m backstroke
Boy/Girls 13-14 200m backstroke
Boy/Girls 15&O 200m backstroke
2014 HBASC Club championships
Dates for your diary
Session 1 Tuesday 25 February 2014 from 6-8.30pm
Session 2 Tuesday 18 March 2014 from 6-8.30pm
Session 3 Tuesday 17 June 2014 from 6-8.30pm
All swimmers should take part in 3 sessions. Report on poolside at 6pm for warmup. Bring a spare towel and juice/water. 12 Timekeepers and 2 marshalls will be required on the night. Names to William MacDonald. Newcomers are swimmers who joined the club in January.
Cumbernauld Spring Graded Meet
Event entries and the Information Pack can be found under Gala > Entries.
***********Could all swimmers please respond by Saturday 8th February.************
Scottish Schools Finals Draft Programme
The rescheduled Scottish Schools Finals will take place at East Kilbride on FRIDAY 7th March, 2014. A draft programme can be found under Gala -> Entries.
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 ânewâ 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.
Hamilton Baths AGM
A reminder to all parents that Hamilton Baths ASC AGM will take place on Monday 20th January at 7.30pm in the Palace Grounds (main building). We warmly welcome newcomers to the meeting.
This year in particular, we have several vacated key positions and as a Club we cannot function without these critical roles being filled. We encourage anyone interested to come along and find out how the club is run. If you are keen in taking up a post, please have a chat with Philip Griffiths before the meeting. NO experience is necessary to fill these roles and you will be shadowed with a current committee member. We look forward to seeing many new faces.
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
Yorkhill Xmas raffle
Congratulations to Sheila Smyth who won the HBASC Xmas raffle - Champagne tea for 2 at the Grand Central Hotel . There were many jealous ladies last night - think that's a HUGE Xmas gift hint ! We raised an amazing Â£1000 for Yorkhill Children's Hospital . Thank you everyone for your contribution. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Club year end accounts
Anyone with any large outstanding balances in squad and gala fees can you please pay tonight before our year end accounts are completed or speak to Heather Gilmore to arrange payment . Thank you .
Jingle Bells fun night
Jingle Bells fun night
Tuesday 17th December 2013 - last session for C and D squads .
6.00 â 7.15 pm for D1, D2 and C2 swimmers
7.15 â 8.30 pm for C1, B, Silver and Gold
Short warm up of 15 â 20 minutes then games in the pool !
Scottish schools - cancelled
Message fr Scottish swimming .
It is with great regret that I have to inform you that the Brodies Scottish Schools Swimming Championships due to take place on Sat 25th January has had to be CANCELLED. The intention is to try and reschedule the event to a different date and use the entries as before so that swimmers will not miss out. March at present seems to be the best time with the 8th or 29th two possibilities depending on pool availability. Discussions will take place over the next few days.
Xmas and new year holidays
A training schedule has been posted under gala ~> documents . Please check out details for your squad .
Club hoodies are now in stock for those who ordered. These will be available for collection on Friday 14th December in the canteen at the Water Palace from 18:15. Any unclaimed club championship medals will be available then also.
SL Development Meet 6
Results from today Development meet are found in Gala -> results. Well done to all swimmers who took part and received 1st 2nd 3rd pennants.
This is the first development meet we have run on the laptop and keyed/printed results at the meet. Today was all about team work which makes everyone's job easier so many thanks to all the parents that helped. Special thanks to Allan Campbell (starter) and Willie Nicol (announcer).
Christmas raffle - Yorkhill hospital
The club have been very fortunate to have been given a superb raffle prize from Mr V Fenwick of afternoon tea for 2 with a glass of champagne at Champagne Central, Grand Central Hotel Glasgow
The club have decided to raffle the prize to raise funds for Yorkhill to benefit children who will spend Christmas in hospital.
Tickets priced Â£2 will go on sale on Tuesday 10th and Friday 13th December from 6.45-7.45pm. The club have decided to match funds raised in the raffle . The winner will be drawn at the club committee meeting on Monday 16th December . Please give generously to a very worthwhile cause. Thank you
Scottish Schools Championships 2014
Advance Notice - We have been informed that the Scottish Schools Swimming Championships which were scheduled for Sat 25th January at Tollcross will have to be moved or re-scheduled for a different date. Tollcross will be unavailable on that date and the RCP has initially declined as they have the East District Grand Prix the following weekend. If the RCP cannot accommodate the event, it will have to be re-scheduled for later in the year.
In the meantime we have been asked to process the entries as normal. posted under entries are the SOUTH lanarkshre nominations for your information
West District Juniors Results
West District Junior Championships 16/17 November
Congratulations to Kirsty Griffiths who won silver in the 100 Freestyle and bronze in the 200 Backstroke and to Lucy Ross who won bronze in the 100 Breaststroke.
Well done to Kirsty and Lucy!
Lanarkshire Schools Results
South Lanarkshire Schools 6 November : Congratulations to the following medal winners
Gold - Ross Burns
Silver -Kirsty Griffiths (3) , Ross Burns (3), Matthew Fenwick (2) Lucy Ross, Sophie Newberry
Bronze - Rebecca Love, Sophie Newberry (2), Kirsty Griffiths, Heather Smyth, Lucy Ross (2)
North Lanarkshire Schools Results
Bronze - Ryan McGhee
Well done to all the swimmers who took part
SL Development Meet
SL Development Meet 9th November Well done to all swimmers and congratulations to the following swimmers:
Gold - Rebecca Love, Ged Doyle, Balazs Szelei
Silver - Katy Ellis, Rachael Lees, Sophie Shields, Lucy Kearney, Lewis Beagrie, Mairi McLachlan, Balazs Szelei and Rebecca Love
Bronze - Mairi McLachlan, Robbie Cruickshank, Olivia Easdon
North Lanarkshire Schools Gala
Results are posted in Gala -> results. Well done swimmers who took part
REN 96 results
Congratulations to all of our swimmers at the REN 96 competition on Saturday 9 November 2013.
Great swimming from everyone.
Congratulations to Ross Burns who won 2 Golds in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke and to Sophie Newberry who won silver in the 100 back and bronze in the 50 freestyle.
South Lanarkshire Schools Gala
Results are posted in Gala -> results. Well done swimmers who took part.
2013 Club Championship Winners
Congratulations to the following swimmers who are the overall Club Championship winners for their age groups
Age 15+ Over Matthew Fenwick and Adrienne Allan
Age 13-14 Ryan McGhee and Heather Smyth
Age 11-12 Ryan Anderson and Kirsty Griffiths
Age 10+U Balazs Szelei and Ellie Forsyth
There are no overall newcomers as they have not been in the club a full year.
Overall champion is a separate achievement and not awarded soley from club championship events. It is calculated as follows: PBs achieved from meets, club championships and time trials held during the year from 1st November to 31 October recorded on our Hyytek database. GB points are used to calculate the winner based on time achieved for the distance/event and by swimmers age. The overall age group winners are awarded to the highest GB points for all the events in each age category. It is important therefore that swimmers enter a broad number of distances and strokes in meets throughout the year to maximise their points. If you have any questions let me know Marion
2013 Club Championship Winners
Overall Champions and Medal Winners and their detail have been posted in Gala -> Results
West districts success !
Congratulations to Ross Burns for winning Gold at the West Districts for 15yrs 100 breaststroke and silver in the 200 breaststroke.
Well done to Ross!
Land Warm Up.
Swimmers from C1, B, Silver and Gold squads are invited to attend a land warm up session on a Tuesday at 6:30pm. Swimmers should wear swimsuit, jammers and a t-shirt if preferred. Late comers will not be allowed to participate and swimmers found to be misbehaving or carrying on will be asked to sit out until the session is complete.
We will be processing an order for Club hoodies over the next couple of weeks. If you would like to order a hoodie for your child please print a Form from website complete and hand into either Philip or Lesley Griffiths by Friday 1st November.
HB graded meet results
Today's HB graded meet was a very successful day and we thank all the volunteers who made the day run so smoothly. Overall the swimmers achieved great medal results and PBs. The girls were placed 1st team overall and the boys were 4th overall. Well done to all swimmers who took part. The results are posted under GALA then RESULTS. It is good to see what parents can achieve when asked to help the team - so a massive thank you. Now you have the bug, please don't be shy to help at the next meet. Thank you, Marion Reid.
HB graded meet results
HB graded meet 5 October.. Great results from all swimmers and many congratulations to the following medal winners:
Lewis Beagrie 8-9 50m Free Silver, 50m Fly Bronze
Lucy Ross 10-11 100m Breast -Gold
Kirsty Griffiths 12- 13 100m Free - Gold, 100m Fly - Gold, 100m Breast - Silver, 100m Back -Gold
Olivia Easdon 8-9 50 Fly - Silver
Sophie Newberry 10-11 Back -Bronze, 50 Free - Gold, 100m Fly - Gold
Ged Doyle 12-13 100m Breast - Gold
Ross Burns 14+Over 50 Free - Bronze
Heather Steel 14+Over 100m Breast - Gold
Boys 4 x 50m Medley Relay - Silver, Fraser MacDonald, Balazs Szelei, Ross Burns, Cameron MacDonald
Girls 4 x 50m Medley Relay - Silver , Sophie Newberry, Heather Smyth, Saskia Wade and Kirsty Griffiths
Mixed 8 x 50 Free Relay - Silver, Saskia Wade, Balazs Szelei, Sophie Newberry, Fraser King, Kirsty Griffiths, Ryan Anderson, Heather Smyth and Ross Burns
A number of items left at the club or at development/Cumbernauld meet. If you are missing any items - we have found goggles, float and 28' swimsuit (all left by the same person), Roxy pink towel, red nylon club shirt - please speak to Lesley Griffiths on Tuesday night.
2013 Events Calendar
HB meet and events calendar for August - December 2013 has been posted under GALA then DOCUMENTS.
A reminder that swimmers who have progressed into Ann's squads ie Gold Silver and B squads now pay Â£25 per month for their squad fees. If you are over 16 or at Uni you pay Â£12.50 Please amend your standing order accordingly for October fees. If you are in any doubt please email Heather Gilmore or speak to her on a Tuesday evening.
West District Sprint Championships
Congratulations to Matthew Fenwick who won a bronze medal in the 15/16 boys 50m Breaststroke.
Well done to everyone who swam at the weekend. A lot of PBs.
What a start to the season for HBASC swimmers at Cumbernauld meet 24/25 August. Congratulations to all who took part and special mention to our medal winners.
Kirsty Griffiths (12yrs 100m IM, 50m free)
Ryan McGhee (13 yrs 50m Free)
Lucy Ross (10yrs 50m breast, 50m back, 100m IM)
Balazs Szelei (8-9yrs 50m free, 50m back, 200m free)
Ryan Anderson (12-14 relay)
Lewis Beagrie (8-9 50m Back)
Ellie Forsyth (10yrs 50m breast)
Kirsty Griffiths (12yrs 50m Butterfly , 50m breast, 200m free, 12-14relay)
Ryan McGhee (13 yrs 50m Back, 200m free, 12-14 relay)
Sophie Newberry (11 yrs 50m back)
Alice Nicol (12-14 relay)
Lucy Ross (10yrs 50m free)
Heather Smyth (14 yrs 50m breast)
Ged Doyle (13yrs 50m breast)
Olivia Easdon (8-11 relay)
Kirsty Griffiths (12yrs 50m Back)
Fraser King (8-11 relay)
Callum Lingie (13yrs 50m butterfly)
Sophie Newberry (11 yrs 50m free, 100m IM)
Lucy Ross (8-11 relay)
Georgia Simpson (11 yrs 50m butterfly)
Balazs Szelei (8-11 relay)
Best Boy 8-11years Balazs Szelei (9)
Best Girl 12-14 years Kirsty Griffiths (12)
Swimmers at Cumbernauld meet this weekend please arrive at the poolside at 8.40am. There is very limited poolside seating for swimmers and parents, so it's best to be early if you want a seat. Please bring with you an extra towel, flip flops, red club tshirt, healthy snacks and a drink to keep you hydrated. There is a cafe available. For the 50m events there are heats, then finals at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions. Finalists will be posted on the poolside wall. It is swimmer's responsibilty to check before leaving if they are in a final. At the medal presentations, swimmers must wear a club shirt and girls should wear shorts. Swimmers do not pay for their swims until after the event - see Heather Gilmore in the cafe on Tuesday nights from 6.45 - 7.30pm.
Performance plus- performance and Nutrition guide for athletes.
Performance and Nutrition guide for athletes has been added under GALA then DOCUMENTS.
Hamilton Primary Schools Gala
Well done to all swimmers who took part in HBASC Hamilton Primary School's Gala. A brilliant night and 15 individual medals won by our swimmers with great swims all round.
Full results can be found in GALA then RESULTS
Many thanks to all who helped on the night to make it such a success.
A reminder of those who have outstanding gala fees and squad fees, can you please ensure you are up to date and fees cleared by end of June. Heather Gilmore will be taking squad and gala fees in the cafe on Tuesday nights and can advise if you have any queries on amounts due.
Bellshill Sharks Open Meet
Matthew Fenwick (15) Gold 50m breaststroke
Ross Burns (14) Silver 100m breaststroke, Silver 200m breaststroke, Bronze 50m breaststroke
Ryan McGhee (13) Bronze 100m breaststroke, Bronze 200m breaststroke
Sophie Newberry (10) Gold 50m Butterfly, Gold 50m breaststroke, Gold 50m freestyle, Bronze 100m breaststroke, Bronze 100m freestyle, Bronze 50m Backstroke, Bronze 100m butterfly
Lucy Ross(10) Silver 50m breaststroke
Fraser MacDonald (10) Bronze 50m Backstroke, Bronze 100m butterfly
Luke Doyle(10) Bronze 50m breaststroke
2013 Club Championships
Just to point out to all swimmers. Overall Champion is a separate achievement and not awarded solely from club championship events. If you want to win overall champ you need to compete in different strokes and distances in meets during year to get those PBs and points in all events. I will post a list of events by age on a separate file.
Overall Champion is calculated as follows:
PBs achieved from meets, club championships, time trials etc during the year from November 2012 to November 2013 are recorded on our Hytek database and overall winner is calculated using GB points. Points are allocated by event/distance for the PB time achieved and for the swimmer's age. It is important therefore that swimmers enter a broad number of events in meets throughout the year to maximise their points. Newcomers are not included in overall winners as they have not been in the club a full year.
If you have any questions let me know. Marion
New Timekeepers required
Your club needs you. We are hoping to run a time-keepers workshop at the pool as we are now very short of timekeepers. This is the first step to getting involved in the club and no experience is necessary . If you are interested or have any questions please contact Lorraine King firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks.
New Meet Mobile App
Dear Parents and Swimmers,
Further to successful trial of HyTek Meet Mobile app at the West District Grand Prix at East Kilbride, we plan to continue publishing results live during West District Championships that will be available on phones and tablets.
Overview - M
eet Mobile 2.5 is a free Apple and Andriod app which can be installed on your iphone ipad itouch and Andriod devices and phones. This application displays meet results and team scores in real time as meet manager receives the data from the timer. Meet Mobile can display by event or swimmer including splits and places. Parents and coaches will be able to follow the meet from anywhere in the world !
Go to your internet on your phone, ipad, laptop and type 'Meet Mobile app'
seach for the one that fits your device 'Meet Mobile app for ..... ipad, iphone blackberry, android, pc then go to appropriate link for your device to upload.
eg for iphones go to itunes then hit upload. The meet mobile icon should appear on your screen .
The only current meet loaded is the West district so Search for 'West Dist 2013' and up came '2013 West District Grand Prix' . You can then search by swimmer, event, team etc . Eventually all big meets will be using this.
A flyer has been added unded Gala then Documents- where alternatively you can scan to go direct to the app.
If anyone has any problems let me know
West District Achievements
Congratulations to Matthew Fenwick on winning Bronze in the 200m breast at Grangemouth at the West Districts. Also to Matthew, Ross Burns, Tony Gazis, Innes Campbell, Mark Mullen for coming in the top 6.
Congratulations to Mark Hill who won 2 bronze medals at the West Districts at Cumbernauld (400 IM and 200 fly). Also to Mark and Ryan McGhee for coming in the top 6.
HBASC Club Champion 2012
Overall champions for 2012 are -
* 15 yrs & over - Danielle McGinnes and Matthew Fenwick
* 13 -14yrs - Adrienne Allan and Ciaran Kelly
* 11 -12yrs - Kirsty Griffiths and Michael Troy
* 10 yrs & under - Sophie Newberry and Balazs Szelei
Congratulations to all swimmers who took part.
Overall champion for 2012 -Details of the points/season's best swims for 2012 are found under GALA then RESULTS.
Note: Overall Champion is a separate achievement and not awarded solely from club championship events. It is calculated as follows:
PBs achieved from meets, club championships, time trials during the year from November 2011 to November 2012 are recorded on our Hytek database and overall winner is calculated using GB points. Points are allocated by event/distance for the PB time achieved and for the swimmer's age. It is important therefore that swimmers enter a broad number of events in meets throughout the year to maximise their points. Newcomers are not included in overall winners as they have not been in the club a full year.
National County Team Championships
Matthew Fenwick competed in the West District Team in Sheffield at the National County Team Championships. He swam the breaststroke leg in 32.18 in the 14/15 years medley relay. Congratulations Matthew on an excellent performance.
Alice to carry Olympic Torch
HBASC swimmer Alice Nicol, age 12, will have the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch as it makes it way through Glasgow this week. Alice, a first year pupil at Fernhill, was nominated by her PE teacher. She will carry the Torch 300m on Friday 8th June at 6.40pm between Candleriggs and Albion Street. Everyone at Hamilton Baths ASC is very proud a member of our club has been given this great honour and wishes Alice well.
President of Scottish Swimming
Many congratulations to John Deans, life member of Hamilton Baths ASC, who has been appointed the President of Scottish Swimming (SASA) at the recent 2012 AGM .
|Photo L-R: Neil Valentine handing over the Presendential chain of office to John Deans|
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.
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.