Cumbernauld Swimming Club

The Club is delighted to offer our congratulations to Danny on this latest honour to come his way no doubt he will bring his knowledge,experience and enthusiasm to the betterment of Scottish Swimming.

The following is excerpts from the official announcement:

Scottish Swimming appoints new Board Directors

Scottish Swimming today announced the appointment of Peter Bilsborough, John Mason and Danny McGowan to the sport’s Board of Directors

Danny McGowan is former Chief Executive of Cumbernauld & Kilsyth District Council, as well as a qualified and successful swimming coach at both national and international level. Since retiring from his post at the District Council, he has set himself up as a sports consultant working with many Local Authorities and National Organizations on Sports Development and Organization& Management Planning.

Jim Hitchen, President of SASA, added, ‘I am very pleased with the new appointments to Scottish Swimming’s Board of Directors. With a full team in place, we now have an ideal opportunity for the Scottish Swimming Board and Council to work together for the swimming community throughout Scotland.”

The new appointments will attend their first Board meeting on Sunday 10th September.

Cumbernauld Swimming Club returned to training in the newly refurbished Tryst Sports Centre in January this year.

After just over a year of training in 6 venues across north Lanarkshire, Cumbernauld Swimming Club have returned to their home pool at the Tryst. It was a difficult year for the club with the logistics of providing coaches and lifeguards at several venues and difficult time slots proving a major headache for officials. The additional travelling to the various venues was particularly hard on parents and swimmers and coaches. Despite this 2005 still saw some excellent performances from swimmers at every level of the club. Chief coach Danny McGowan was delighted when Cumbernauld finished in 3rd place at the West District Inter Club competition in December. The coaches and swimmers are now looking forward to an even better year in 2006.

Many clubs across the country have had to or will have to go through similar experiences as training facilities become more and more difficult to obtain. It is the spirit of the club and the hard work of its committee members, coaches, swimmers and parents, which helps them to get through these times and remain competitive. The performances of 2005 are proof of the commitment of those involved with Cumbernauld Swimming Club

The refurbished pool at the Tryst now boasts a superb new state of the art electronic timing system and scoreboard together with a brand new changing village. Visiting clubs will have their first look at the new facilities when Cumbernauld host their annual spring Graded Meet on 4 th and 5 th March for which there have been a record number of entries.