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Frequently Asked Questions

A1) We offer swimming from beginners to Performance level. To find out what area of the club is best suited for you please contact Sonia Adam, Membership Secretary. Sonia will arrange for a mutually convenient time to come along for a trial.

A2) We have a number of squads in the club. The time you train depends on what level you are at. This can range from 30mins a week for our youngest beginners to 16 hours for our Performance swimmers.

A3) Sessions range from 30 mins for beginners to 2 hours each session for older swimmers. Swimmers should arrive around 15 minutes prior to the start of each session. Swimmers are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible. Please let coaches know if you are unable to attend.

A4)We use a number of pools in the area. Which pool you train in depends on the squad you are in. The pools we use are:

  • Carnegie Leisure Centre
  • Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre
  • Bowhill Leisure Centre
  • Michael Woods Leisure Centre
  • National Swimming Academy, Stirling

A5) All our coaches and teachers hold UKCC qualifications and are all PVG registered and checked.

A6) Swimming costume, cap, goggles and water bottle are fine to get you started. Squad coaches will advise what is needed and can include fins, snorkel, hand paddles.

A7) Once you become a member, you will be given details on how to join our Members Forum. In this area you find out details on your squad, fundraising, gala entries and lots of other events and activities the club is holding.

A8) Carnegie is a competitive swimming club. Our least experienced swimmers will have the opportunity to compete a few times a year. As experience grows and ability develops you will be expected to enter and compete at more events. Going to galas is great fun and a huge confidence builder for ou swimmers. It gives them the opportunity to make new friends, to practice what they have learned in training and to see improvements when they achieve new best times.

A9) The club is run by volunteers so the more people that can help out the better for all our swimmers. Please see the Parents section for more information.

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