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 are selected from one of our three Home Clubs, Musselburgh, Tranent & Haddington (#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.
Our programme is an equal opportunities programme with swimmers competing at National, District and 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.
We have a high quality / well qualified coaching team who develop and support our swimmers:
Jamie Ward is our Head Coach / Performance Squad Coach and is UKCC Level 3 qualified.
Andrew McKnight is our Youth Squad Coach and qualified to UKCC Level 2. Andrew is also the Head Coach of Musselburgh ASC.
Christen Russell is our Age Group Squad Coach and is UKCC Level 2 qualified.
Andy Ward is our Development Squad Coach and is UKCC Level 2 qualified.