East Lothian Swim Team
East Lothian Swim Team (ELST) provides a performance training environment for competitive swimming in East Lothian. Talented, committed and ambitious swimmers train together as a single composite team to achieve success at East District, Scottish National, British and International levels. Our swimmers come from our three Home Clubs, Musselburgh, Tranent & Haddington Amateur Swimming Clubs. #threeclubsoneteam
As well as developing as a swimmer, there are other benefits to be gained from participation in our programme, including: physical fitness and a feeling of well-being, personal confidence which develops with measurable progress tested in a competitive environment, a sense of discipline, a positive attitude which carries over into other aspects of life such as schoolwork, resilience and the ability to deal with both success and failure and the enjoyment of new friendships with swimmers from different Clubs.
Duncan McKinnell Interview
Duncan McKinnell, Vice-President of SASA East District and widely regarded as the 'Voice of Scottish Swimming', interview by Tom Slater, ELST's communications Secretary.
Our programme is an equal opportunities programme with swimmers competing at National, District and previously Paralympic levels. Training schedules and format is tailored to the specific needs of all swimmers personally. ELST is open to swimmers by invitation and swimmers come from our three Home Clubs.
ELST is open to swimmers who have demonstrated the potential to train and compete at performance level. We operate in line with British Swimming’s “Long Term Athlete Development Policy” (LTAD), which promotes a steady and strategic journey through “age group” swimming to ensure that each and every swimmer has the highest chance of achieving their potential in the sport.
Currently we have 2 swimmers who are in the disability pathway. These swimmers have competed at National level events and have been selected for the National Training Programme. ELST fully supports these swimmers and they are integrated into our training schedule.
World Class Coaching team able to support talent development of coaches and swimmers.
Bruce Halloran our Head Coach at UKCC Level 3 and on SportsScotland High Performance Coaching Development Programme.
Danny Kirkham our Youth Squad Coach at UKCC Level 2 is also the Head Coach of Musselburgh ASC.
Jamie Ward our Age Group Squad Coach at UKCC Level 2 (Working towards Level 3) and many years club and performance experience
Jenn Davis our Development Squad Coach at UKCC Level 2 (Working towards Level 3) is also a coach with the University of Edinburgh Performance Programme.