Scottish Swimming announce the re-launch of the Young Ambassador Programme

on Wednesday, 28 July 2021.

This Programme is free and has a closing date of 23rd of August so please can we ask that you apply quickly!

Scottish Swimming are delighted to announce the re-launch of the Young Ambassador Programme after the success of the programme in 2019. The programme gives our young members a range of opportunities to support and shape our sport. Below is what our previous young ambassadors had to say about the programme:

“I found it very beneficial for myself in gaining the confidence to speak in front of many people also I had a lot of fun figuring out what we could do to help.”

“Fantastic, fascinating, FUN “

“I learned that I like to help people and to make changes and that it is very rewarding to see your ideas implemented and have people enjoy them “

I took away that Scottish Swimming does want to hear a range of views.

This is a great opportunity for 5 young people aged 16-25 to represent each district in a national forum. These 5 young people will join 15 others from around the country to help give a voice to the young people in our sport. This is a free programme where they will get to attend an amazing residential weekend! As a team they will help formulate young people priorities and come up with suggestions to present to the top people in Scottish Swimming and the districts. As a group they will work together to promote their message and influence positive change for young people in swimming.

This is a great opportunity to shape the future of our sport and to develop our young people to give them transferable skills for the future.

This Programme is free and has a closing date of 23rd of August so please can we ask that you apply quickly!

Please click on the link below for more information: 


Open Water J1 and Safety Officer / Safety Rep Training

on Sunday, 11 July 2021.

27th July/28th July 2021

The Scottish Open Water Committee is holding online training workshops for Safety Officer and Safety Rep and for Open Water Judge 1.

Application for these is by logging into the Scottish Swimming website (entry is via Azolve).  Links below.

Safety Rep training is ideal for those whose clubs are considering undertaking Open Water Training and operates in parallel with the OW Swimming Training Guidance issued by Scottish Swimming, as well as leading to the full Safety Officer qualification for those who wish to progress to that level.  Open Water Judge 1 is the entry level for Open Water Technical Officials.  Both were very well received by those who attended the pilot workshops last month.

27th July 1900-2100 Open Water Safety Rep/Officer training course


28th July 1900-2100 Open Water Judge 1

Sad News - Sheila Lee (nee Macfadyen)

on Tuesday, 06 July 2021.

Daughter of Ian Macfadyen

Sheila Lee, daughter of Ian Macfadyen, passed away on Monday night after being unwell for some time.  Our thought are with Sheila's family at this time.