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We are very saddened to let you know that Hammy Smith passed away yesterday, Monday 3rd July, after a short fight with lung cancer.  Hammy has been a titan of the Scottish Swimming scene for over 60 years, firstly as an international swimmer himself and then as a much respected club and national coach, as well as a mentor and friend to so many in the swimming family across the world.  

In recent years’ he has been a linchpin of a rejuvenated Warrender Baths Club with his enthusiasm and passion for the club and swimming in general undimmed; coaching young swimmers even up until last year, passing on those years of experience and inspiring to the next generation.

He will be sadly missed by all in the Club and the wider swimming family; and our thoughts are with Frances, Neil and Andrew at this time.

 

Jackie Lawrie

President WBC

 

Following on from the success of last year the WBC annual dance will again be held in the Waldorf Astoria. The “masquerade” themed evening will be on Saturday 28th October, so put the date in your diary now and look out for more details coming soon.

Almost 200 swimmers from nine squads took part in our Red Nose Day Team Relay Challenge at Ainslie Park on Sunday 19 March. Swimmers were set a target distance to achieve in teams of five, swimming as a continuous relay in the time allowed. All the teams achieved their target, some with less than 20 seconds to spare! Swimmers from our National Squads came along to support the younger swimmers, with many of them diving in to help the teams make their target. 

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At the East District Masters on 19 November 2016 - WBC Masters were 2nd club on the day behind a more numerous West Lothian - with our 19 competing swimmers (12 men and 7 women) aged 19Y to 59Y swimming 80+ races across 3 sessions and hauling in 46 individual age-group medals (23 gold, 15 silver, 8 bronze) and 6 age-group relay medals too (2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze).