The club meets on a Thursday at Kirkcaldy Swimming Pool between 6.30 – 8pm and at Carnegie Pool, Dunfermline on Mondays between 7 – 8.30pm. (Optional yoga-based land training at no additional cost is available from 6 – 6.45pm on Mondays).
Our coaches are Lesley Bloomer, Irene Glen, Linda Milne, Karen Forsyth, Julie Rowlinson and Jen Ferguson. Our poolside helpers are Gill Pemberton, Gillian Syme and Meg Albury. We also have a qualified yoga teacher Jenny Waring who takes our land training. It is recommended for swimmers to attend as it helps with core strength, however this session is optional. None of our volunteers and coaches receive any payment from the Club.
Our Wellbeing and Protection Officers are Allison Matheson and Jo-Anne Angel.
Our Team Manager is Kristen Petrie.
The Club are always looking for more poolside helpers, to help with coaching or to work the Coomber (our underwater music system). If you are sitting on poolside anyway, then please consider volunteering! Feel free to approach a coach or committee member if you are interested in helping out. We are also always looking for committee members to join us too.
We encourage all swimmers to take their figure or routine grades and take part in competitions when ready. Gradings happen several times a year and are a great way of marking swimmers’ progress.
We also work with Edinburgh Synchronised Swimming Club and encourage swimmers who show particular talent or who wish to take their synchronised swimming career further to attend Edinburgh sessions as well as Dunfermline.
All our swimmers are members of the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association (SASA) which means they can take part in competitions and do their grades if they wish. This also means that all swimmers are covered by insurance. More information can be obtained from www.scottishswimming.com/membership, or from our treasurer Joanne Thomson. All coaches, parent/poolside helpers are also SASA members and PVG checked. Swimmers over the age of 18 who are in the pool with under 18’s are also PVG checked.