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.
POOL CLOSURE 23/5/13 5pm
Swimmers, There has been an 'accident' in the pool and the Water Palace will be closed from Thursday 23rd from 5pm until Saturday. Any updates to this will be made on club website. Thanks
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.
This Monday we are meeting at the Mausoleum end of Palace Grounds at 6.30 - 7.30pm. Please wear old trainers and kit as you are likely to get wet, muddy or both ! A towel might be good idea to protect your car. Don't forget to bring water.
Everyone who is going to the club outing to Loch Ken in Dumfries on Saturday 8th June, can you please pay your Â£20 per swimmer to Heather Gilmore who will be sitting in the cafe the next two Tuesdays nights from 6.30 - 7.30pm. If you cannot pay then, please put your money in an envelope with your name on it and hand it to her at another session. The overall cost is Â£60-70 per swimmer with the club paying the remaining cost. More info to follow on pick up points etc. Please also hand in a permission form to Heather. If you don't have one Heather is holding a few spares. The outdoor centre has stipulated if there is no permission form then the swimmer cannot take part in any of the activities. Thanks.
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.
Club Championships 2013
Results can be found in GALA then RESULTS. Well done all who took part.
Army fitness training has been arranged again with Kev Thomson for Monday nights in April to June from 7-8pm.
The first 4 weeks will be held indoors at Auchinraith Primary School, Victoria Street, Blantyre G72 0BT (next door to Calderside Academy). We cannot get access to other schools due to the exam halls being used.
This invite is for swimmers who are age 12 and above or in the C1 squad. If you are not within these categories please don't attend, even if siblings are, thanks.
Please wear shorts and trainers and bring water. Do not eat at least 1.5 hours before training starts. Ensure you arrive 10 mins before. Training will commence at 7pm prompt.
Evenings booked indoors are Monday 15th April, Monday 22 April, Monday 29th April and Monday 13th May. Please note Monday 6th May is a bank holiday so no training that night. Please ensure you attend, it is great fun and is additional fitness for your swimming and other sports. Thanks Marion
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
Club Championships 2013
Results from session 1 Club Championships 2013 can be found under GALA then RESULTS. Well done to all who took part.
Session 2 will be held on Tues 12 March from 6 - 8pm. Events TBA
Session 3 will be held on Tues 11 June from 6 - 8pm (50's)
Primary School's Gala 2013
Attention ALL primary school swimmers from HBASC - you are invited to attend the Annual Hamilton District Primary School's Gala at Larkhall pool on Friday 17th May 2013 at 6.30pm start.
Swimmers should register through the head teacher at their primary school. If you are the only swimmer attending from your school or do not attend a Hamilton Primary school you can enter direct to Carol McGinnes. Please email her direct email@example.com
An email has been sent out direct to each school and swimmer with the invititation package.
HELP NEEDED ! As you can imagine this gala does not run on its' own. If your son/daughter is swimming on the night it is expected that you should help HBASC with some dutie,s however small, rather than helping out your school on the night. We will need timekeepers (15), marshals (6), door entry (2), raffle (1), announcer, starter, results desk (4), and other duties that arise on the night. NO experience is necessary. Please contact Carol on above email if you can help. Many thanks
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 training times - C squad
Please note revised training times effective immediately:
Tuesday evening: C3 squad will now train from 6.00 -7.15pm and
C1 squad will now train from 7.15 - 8.30pm.
D squad remains unchanged 6.00 - 6.45pm
Download the training schedule stored temporarily under GALA then DOCUMENTS
West District Junior Age Group
The programmes for the West District Junior Age Group meet at East Kilbride have been updated, the updated programmes can be found under Gala then Entries. Note that some events have been moved between sessions to balance out the meet.
If there are any withdrawals please let me know as soon as possible by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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
The Annual General Meeting of Hamilton Baths Amateur Swimming Club on Monday 21 January at 7pm in the Hamilton Palace Grounds main building.
We would like to take this opportunity to inform parents that our President and many of our current committee members intend stepping down from the committee after many years of valuable service. We have built the club up over the years with a strong committee and want this continue after we leave. We therefore are encouraging more younger parents to take up an active role in the club, either a specific position within the committee or become a general committee member. This is your chance to show an interest in how the club is run like we did all these years ago.
As it stands we have 3-4 vacant positions within the committee and now urgently need new members to step up as we cannot run the club without these positions being filled. We are looking forward to seeing many new faces at the AGM, especially from the C and D squads.
Our committee members would be happy to discuss if you have any questions before the AGM.
Scottish Swimming Grand Prix
The accepted entries for the Grand Prix event being held in January can be found under Gala then Entries, again there are quite a few rejections.
Achievements at Ren 96 Bellshill
Many congratulations to the following swimmers: Gold medal winners Matthew Fenwick and Innes Campbell , Silver medal to Matthew Fenwick and Kirsty Griffiths and Bronze medal to Mark Hill and Innes Campbell
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.
Club championships results
Club championships results for final session 7 Friday 26 October can be found under GALA then RESULTS. Well done swimmers.
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.
Cumbernauld Open Age Meet
The swimmers from Hamilton Baths ASC gave some superb performances at the recent Cumbernauld open meet (16/17 June).
Connor Hughes : Gold in 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle
Matthew Fenwick : Gold in 200m breaststroke and Bronze in 50m freestyle and 200m Individual Medley
Lyndsay Ferguson : Gold in 200m breaststroke
Nicole Montagu : Silver in 200m backstroke and 50m butterfly as well as Bronze in 50m freestyle
Michael Troy : Silver in 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly as well as Bronze in 200m Individual Medley
Lucy Duncan : Bronze 50m Butterfly
Ross Burns : Bronze 200m Breaststroke
Ryan McGhee : Bronze 200m breaststroke.
8x 50m freestyle relay age 9-12 years - Nicole Montagu, Ryan Anderson, Kirsty Griffiths, Mark Hill, Alice Nicol and Michael Troy swam their hearts out and achieved 3rd place.
The team also recorded 74 personal best swims. Well done to all to took part.
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.
Club Technical Officials
Your Club Needs You to think about becoming a Judge. Timekeeping is the first step on the ladder to becoming a Judge 1 and as a club we have a desperate shortage of Judges that we are required to supply to Galas just as we do timekeepers. Judge 1 is basically an inspector of turns and the only experience you need to begin this course is being a qualified timekeeper (i.e. your timekeeper sheet completed and signed off).
The time to think about doing your judges course is when your swimmer is young and getting entries to graded meets as it is at this level of gala that HBASC must supply judges and timekeepers. We can be heavily fined at galas if we do not produce the correct amount of techinical officials. The course is usually carried out over three, two hour workshops interspersed with mentoring poolside at galas.
Your Club is asking you to think seriously about this as it needs Judges now.
Please speak to Lorraine King our STO convenor or any committee member if you are interested. Many thanks
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.
The calendar showing the events the club is planning on attending over the next few months can be found under Gala then Documents.
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
2011 Club Championship Winners
Overall champion for 2011 - this is awarded for each age group for PBs achieved during 2011 and is calculated using GB points.
*15 yrs & over Danielle McGinnes and Connor Hughes
* 13-14yrs Lyndsay Ferguson and Matthew Fenwick
* 11-12yrs Alice Nicol and Michael Troy
* 10 yrs & under Kirsty Griffiths and Fraser King
Congratulations to all swimmers
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.