Carnegie Swimming Club is one of the leading swimming clubs in Scotland and has a long and impressive tradition of sporting achievement. The club was established in 1877, making it one of the oldest swimming clubs in Great Britain.
Carnegie Swimming Club is a registered charity (Charity No. SC 030974). It endeavours to provide a warm and caring environment for youngsters to meet, learn how to swim, and progress to competitive swimming. The club has a number of swimmers who compete at the highest levels, both nationally and internationally.
The club is based in Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland and provides swim coaching for swimmers from Fife and surrounding areas.
Club Committee The day-to-day management of the club is run by a management committee, which is re-elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. The management committee are all volunteers and are predominantly current or previous parents of swimmers within the club. There are various roles within the Committee ranging from President, Treasurer, Squad Reps, Gala Convenor, etc.
Coaching Team The club has swimming coaches engaged on a self employed basis and also a voluntary basis. Lead by the club's Head Coach, Morag Mitchell, the coaches are all qualified and experienced in swimming teaching and coaching.
Swimming Squads The club is organised into four main areas, which are further subdivided into training squads. Swimming coaches are allocated to each squad and training session. The club is structured by swimming squads, as shown below:
Beginners / Novice
Swimmers move between the squads based on performance and ability as advised by the Head Coach after discussion with the Squad Coach.
The club also has swimming beginners classes at various locations throughout Fife for those wishing to learn to swim.
Squad Reps Each Squad has a representative from the committee allocated to it who are known as Squad Reps. The Squad Reps liaise with parents & coaches and take information to and from committee meetings which are normally held on the first Wednesday of every month.
Club Activities The club organises a number of swimming related and social related events throughout the year. These include:
Three swimming galas, catering for different age groups and abilities