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The sun was shining on our swimmers as they returned to face-to-face group training for the first time in five months at Irvine Beach Park. It was a relief for members of the National, Youth and Gold squads who spent most of lockdown training in their bedrooms in front of a screen during the virtual sessions organised by the club. “The session went really well,” says coach, Alan Dickson. “The kids worked hard, and it was brilliant to see them coming together as a group after so...

We start the new season as we finished the last one – stuck on dry land and surrounded by uncertainty thanks to Covid-19. The whole club shares the disappointment of the swimming community across...

By Our Secret Swimmum Us Scots are notorious for our poor diet.  We eat too much sugar and fat and not enough fruit, vegetables and fibre.  It is a well-recognised phenomenon in public...

I am Tom Paterson, I am a swim teacher and a member of North Ayrshire's Masters squad. Most of you may know me and for what I’ve been through recovering from a serious accient with head injuries...

More than 10 weeks after our last training sessions in the water Scotland is at last starting to take its first tentative steps out of Coronavirus lockdown. It’s understandable for us swimmers to...

By Alan Dickson Since our training was so rudely interrupted a few weeks ago by the Coronavirus I’ve been thinking a lot about how we can come back to the water in a better place than we left. We...

By Alan Dickson We’ve all been looking to find ways to keep fit and find a positive use for all the downtime we have while we we’re unable to train. I have been giving a bit of thought about how...