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As a club we collect free donations for Warrender Baths Club every time we buy anything online with the UK’s leading online fundraising service, easyfundraising.
 
With over 3,200 shops and sites on board including Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Virgin Trains and Aviva, you can get donations on everything from your weekly shop to your annual holiday and it doesn't cost a penny extra!
 
Plus, if you join and support Warrender Baths Club we’ll get an extra 50p when you raise your first donation.
 
It's really simple, all you have to do is:
 
 
2. Every time you want to shop go to easyfundraising, find the site you want and start shopping
 
3. When you check out, Warrender Baths Club gets a donation for no extra cost whatsoever!
 
The shops and sites give easyfundraising a percentage of what you spend and they turn that into a donation, it’s that easy. There’s no catch or hidden charges and Warrender Baths Club will be really grateful for your donations. We have over the last few years been able to raise over £1500.

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

 

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).