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Well done to everyone who competed at the Cults Novice Gala today, you all made your club proud. For some it was one of their first meets apart from the club champs, so well done on that part too. We had some exceptional swims, with swimmers beating their times by a large margin being the ubiquitous occurance of the day's swims, and even people beating the times they did 2 weeks ago at the Aberdeen ASC Mini Meet.

A special mention to Lily Pirie for Dyce 'Swim Of The Meet' with a phenomenal 50 FC swim, seeded as 13th in her age group and 52nd overall then going in and smashing her PB by 12 seconds to finish 3rd in her age group.

With a team of 14 swimmers, it's rather satisfying to see that not only are Dyce becoming a stronger team at competitions, but with the growing membership of the club, the sheer size of the teams we bring to competitions are bigger and create more of a presence on the swimming scene. Onwards and upwards to our own mini meet in 4 weeks time!

In the words of our own head coach, Sean Breen: " #Dyce #1team "

(Photo taken at lunchtime so apologies to the boys who missed the photo!)

Stuart Davidson (J1 coach)

Cults Novice Meet - Sunday 26th Feb 2017

North District Age Groups LC - ASV 4-5 Mar 2017

Very successful weekend for our small team this weekend at the North District Age group champs. Some excellent swimming all round. Olivia put aside nerves to go under SNAGS considerations posting 31.52 for 50 freestyle. Sarah was District champion in the 200 backstroke. We had some new members join who all performed well finishing on the podium numerous times including a 1,2 in the 100 freestyle. They were very much part of the team and were good with the younger swimmers. All our relay teams did exceptionally well. Our boys 15+ team of Brendan, Conner, Louis & Fraser managed to get themselves a bronze medal in the 4x100 medley.

Very well done to everyone. #1team #DYCe

Sean Breen - Head Coach

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Absolutely brilliant weekend once again in Glasgow for the Ren 96 meet. A huge number of personal bests and a large medal haul. One swimmer swam too fast Rebecca de Stefano went 35.72 in the 50 fly.  Well done to everyone!! #1team #TheDYCeffect   (by Sean Breen)

Ren 96 Graded Meet at Linwood, Paisley 18-19 Mar 2017

19th March 2017

Five Dyce swimmers enjoyed their 'swim skills' session with Hannah Miley at ASV with Lauryn McLean attending as their coach. A great afternoon.

Dyce Mini Meet at Westhill 25th Mar 2017

A huge well done to all the swimmers competing today at our own mini meet; you swam excellently! More collectively, all the Dyce members who attended, whether it be officials, helpers, swimmers, or just being a supporting parent: you made me extra proud to stand on poolside today knowing I was part of such a hard-working, morale-filled team.

A special mention to the 3 swimmers that competed for the first time today - Grace Duncan, Caitlin Sinclair and Morgan Higgins. You all did the club very proud and sincerely hope you enjoyed it as much that'll you'll partake in many more!

Bubbles also stayed the whole day and supported his team: excellent to see such a senior member still supporting his club with such dedication. However, he needs a club kit update... Joyce???

As for medals, in the afternoon we certainly had a significant medal haul as the more experienced swimmers competing in their last year of mini meets from J3 squad led the way for the younger swimmers. You were excellent role models for the younger ones who stayed to watch and support, and I wish you luck for those of you competing at SNAGS next week.

Last of all, a huge well done to the recipient of the Kathy Milligan Trophy, Jessica Mackay, for not only swimming her absolute socks off with her team mates in her own events and the relay, she was also an excellent team leader for the swimmers who weren't quite as experienced. She even went as far as to follow in her mum's footsteps and take the land warm-up before the first session. Massive thanks and well done young lady.

And with that, onwards and upwards to our next meet! #1team

Stuart Davidson (J1 coach)

Scottish National Age Group Championships 2017 at ASV  29 Mar - 2 Apr 2017

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Incredible effort from all that swam individually and in the UOA relay teams at SNAGs this week. It's brilliant to see you guys competing with the best swimmers in the country. Congratulations to our finalists and medal winners.

Fraser Agnew - 3 bronze in 100/200/400 freestyle

Sarah Fraser - Bronze in medley relay

Conner Morrison - Bronze in medley relay

Well done and thanks to our officials too, who always do a brilliant job for us!

I hope this inspires the next generation of young ones at Dyce ASC. Any pictures feel free to send through to us.

#1team #theDYCeffect

Sean (Head Coach)

27/4/17 - Superb win for Dyce ASC/UoA swimmer Conner Morrison (see pic below)

A big well done from all at Dyce ASC, such a great achievement & well deserved after all the hard work he put in. We look forward to hearing more success from him.


WESTHILL INVITATIONAL MEET REPORT (6/7 May 2017)

So across the whole weekend we had a group of swimmers competing at the Westhill Invitational meet. My first meet i've coached at for a good while now, and what a blast i had, Rob came for the final session on sunday and we were both just itching to get in and race ourselves!

Fantastic team spirit for the most part of the whole weekend, and some top quality swimming especially with no rest during a period of hard training. Every swimmer swam at least one very good swim, and there were a multitude of PB's aswell.

Swimming across the weekend we had Lucy Alexander, Morgan Johnston, Abbie Ashton, Nicole Cooper, Kate Cassidy, Brodie Dines, Owen Simpson, Dominic Fraser and of course our very own coach, Stuart Davidson.

Some highlights:

Stuart proved that training is paying off, taking his 100 fly down to a 1.07, a whole 2 seconds faster than myself so i better get training!

Lucy finally decided that she could go out fast in the first half of a race and went out on her 50 pb for the 100 back, finishing in a fantastic time of 1.18.9. She also was put up against Stuart Mackintosh in the bc leg of the medley relay, and swam a pb of 36.4!

Morgan proved how determined she was to earn a place on the 4x50 free relay team in the 50 free event on sunday afternoon, beating her pb to go 34.0, and upon being put in the relay team, stormed the 3rd leg to post a 32.9 on my stopwatch!

Abbie just swam the one race, the first event on saturday morning, in which she swam extremely well having had a hypo in the morning before hand and feeling rather nervous!

Owen has been training seriously hard recently, and it showed as he posted a massive PB in the 200 back to go 2.48, again in the 100 back to go 1.19, and again still in the 50 back to go 36!

Brodie has also been training hard and again proved himself in 200 free posting a 2.30, and again in the 100 free smashing his pb to go 1.09! And a bit of hilarity, just remembered that he swam an extra 75m in his 400 free because the boy next to him wouldn't stop, whole poolside was going crazy😂! Still posted an excellent time of 5.16.

Kate showed that even though she had a lot of things to work on in her races, she was still managing to PB posting a 2 second PB in her 200 fly, and also posting a solid 5.16 in her 400.

Nicole proved she has a determined spirit, posting times bang on her PB's after having not trained very much recently, a feeling i know all to well myself...

Dominic turned up on the Saturday afternoon although i was then informed he wasn't actually swimming till Sunday afternoon! However he turned up on Sunday and swam absolutely amazingly, getting a 19 second pb in his 100 free to post a 1.22.

Really great swimming guys, lets keep up the hard work under Sean, Lauren, Rob and Stu, and it was an absolute pleasure coaching such an enthusiastic bunch of kids that all got on so well with eachother, it made me proud to represent Dyce the entire weekend and made me even more excited to get back into the pool racing again!

George Davidson

Ythan Graded Meet and Aberdeen Dolphins Novice Meet (13 &14 May 2017)

Great swimming from all the swimmers representing Dyce this weekend, including members at their very first competition, through to one of our own team captains.

Ythan……

A good few exceptional swims occured on Saturday from our J3 representatives (and singular J2 representative, Eden) with a few medals into the bargain:

Kate Cassidy - Silver Medal in 100 Back

Silver Medal in 100 Breast

Lucy Alexander - Silver Medal in 100 Fly

Morgan Johnston - Bronze Medal in 100 Fly

Aberdeen Dolphins....

Today we had a team of 16 swimmers representing Dyce from across the club, with a special mention for Fay Cruickshank as it was her first competition with the club, yet stayed the whole day to support her team mates.

A huge number of PB's were posted over the course of the day, showing that their hard work is definitely paying off. We also had a number of medals acquired across the day, including a fantastic 4 x 50 free relay to finish, comfortably swimming to gold medal position.

Notable medalling individual swims were as follows:

Eden Fraser - Gold Medal in the 50 free

Bronze medal in the 50 Brs

Abbie Ashton - Gold Medal in the 4 x 50 Relay

Amy Farquhar - Gold Medal in the 4 x 50 Relay

Owen Simpson - Gold Medal in the 50 Fly

- Gold Medal for 4 x 50 Relay

Brodie Dines - Gold in the 50 Brs

- Gold Medal in 4 x 50 Relay

Gold in the 100 IM

(thanks to Owen Simpson who beat him by 2 seconds but did a belter of a one handed touch in Breaststroke to let him have the gold...)

Excellent performance from everyone this weekend guys, excellent ambassadors for Dyce. Additionally, excellent team spirit too, fantastic to see :).

Onwards and upwards guys! #1Team #TheDYCEffect

Stuart Davidson & Rob Morrison (J1 & J2 coaches)

Dyce ASC 40th Anniversary Ceilidh night - Fri 9th June 2017 AT MARRIOTT HOTEL, DYCE

Hipflask ceilidh band link to short video clips of our fantastic night HERE

More photos will hopefully be uploaded onto our gallery page soon….

Dyce Hunting Trophy & SDS National Champs 11th June 2017 AT ASV

Coach report by Rob Morrison….

Just wanted to congratulate everyone for a fantastic day at the pool. Before we even mention the swimmers I think its best to start by thanking everyone involved in the running and the organising of the meet as I'm sure that we will all agree that they did an amazing job catering for not only our swimmers but the SDS swimmers as well.

In the pool it was a brilliant day for Dyce. Whether it was the seasoned veterans or those new to swimming long course everyone performed really well with some fantastic times on show. We also had a fair few medals in both the individual swims and relays which is great to see especially at our own meet. A special thank you to our swimmers within the UoA program that came along to not only support their team mates but swim some good times and help win some medals in the relays.

For those still with competitions this season; ND Development meet, Scottish or British nationals, today should hopefully set you up nicely for those, however for all of those who don't, today was a fantastic way to end the season in style. Well done to everyone.

Peterhead Mini Meet - 3rd June 2017

A big well done to our young swimmers at Peterhead Mini Meet, with a few medals in the bag!

Thanks to Rob for superb coaching as always.

Scottish National Open Championships - ASV 29th June - 2nd July 2017

A big well done goes out to all the Dyce ASC members that represented the UOA team at the Scottish Open. There were some brilliant swims over the course of the week in individual and relay races.

Congratulations go out to Conner Morrison and Fraser Agnew on their successes (photos above).

Conner took Gold in the 200 Freestyle and 200 I.M, Silver for the 100 Breastroke and Butterfly and Bronze in the 100 Backstroke.

Fraser won Junior titles in both the 200 and 800 Freestyle achieving Silver squad times in the process.  

Best of luck to everyone at the Scottish and British Summer Meets!


Top 3 below…..

Erin McLean - 19 (3G,9S,5B+2 awards)

Eden Fraser - 18 (8G,1S,5B+4 awards)

Kate Cassidy, Brodie Dines, Owen Simpson all on - 16

Congratulations to Erin McLean.

Well done to all on a fantastic year.

Final medal table for 2016/17 season.

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Scottish Summer Meet - Commonwealth pool, Edinburgh 7 - 9th July

Another fantastic weekend for Dyce members swimming as part of the UOA swim team at the Scottish Summer Meet. We had some excellent personal bests across the board and finalists every night. First of all well done to everyone for an amazing effort. Congratulations to our medal winners.

Sarah Fraser - Gold 50 Backstroke & Silver 100 Backstroke

Nathan-Jack Kennedy - Bronze 200 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke

Louis Houette - Gold 50 Freestyle

Ethan Lindsay - Gold 50 & 200 Breastroke & Silver 100 Breastroke

Great end of season for everyone. Best of luck to Sarah Fraser who still has the British Champs to go!


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Westhill Minnows 16th Sept 2017 (Report by Stuart - J1/Dev squad coach)

An excellent day across the board, with a large team of 17 swimmers partaking in many events across the course of the day. Made Rob and I very proud coaches to see all of our swimmers giving their all in the pool and even better, out of the pool too - such a fantastic team spirit from our wee ones. An extra mention for some swimmers who are still within their first few competitions ever: you all did very well and are all proving the future of Dyce ASC is safely secure and on an excellent path.

Special mention for our medalists of the day:

Carla Dines - Gold in 50 Breaststroke

Eden Fraser - Silver in 50 Butterfly

Last highlight and one of the best has to be both of our relay teams in both the morning and afternoon - you made us and the rest of your team very proud!

Bridge of Don September Splash - 2nd Sept 2017 - report by Stuart J1/Dev squad coach

Another meet gone by, which, for some, was the first of the new season; for others it was the second after the Dunedin Challenge last weekend. Some fantastic swims across the board, from our youngest up to our newly-appointed UoA members.

Medal and Speeding Ticket Winners

Olivia M - Bronze in 100IM

Brodie D - Bronze in 100BC

Megan L - Gold in 100BC & Silver in 100Brs

Owen - Speeding Ticket in 100 Fly

Morgan J - Bronze in 100FC & Silver in 100 Fly

Eden - Speeding Ticket in 100 Brs

We had some superb swims and many personal best times were broken, but most importantly it seemed like everyone enjoyed the day. Huge well done to everyone who swam and all the officials for giving up your time to let the kids have a meet to swim at.

UK School Games in Loughborough - Sept 2017

A few photos …..  

David Downie (judging) , Fraser Agnew (swimming) and Sean Breen (coaching). Well done to Fraser on his bronze medal in the relay.

Dolphins Graded Meet - 1st Oct 2017 at Northfield (report by Stuart Davidson Dev/J1 coach)

What a brilliant day for Dyce: a team of 21 swimmers, fantastic team spirit, and of course Megan McConnachie's first meet... on her 10th birthday! (Happy Birthday!!!) Hope you enjoyed the cake everyone :) Bubbles got a good day out and a front row seat so we're in his good books again for the next few weeks! Relay teams were also very successful with a silver medal for the boys A team and a gold for the girls A team, which brings me onto the special mentions:

MEDAL WINNERS:

Boys Medley Relay - Silver Medal

(Owen Simpson, Archie Johnston, Brodie Dines, James Douglas)

Girls Medley Relay A - Gold Medal

(Lucy Alexander, Brooke Johnston, Kate Cassidy, Olivia Mackay)

Kate Cassidy - Bronze 50 Free, Gold 50 Fly, Gold Relay

Olivia Mackay - Gold 100 IM, Gold 50 Free, Gold 50 BC, Gold 50 Brs, Silver 50 Fly, Gold Relay

Lucy Alexander - Bronze 50 BC, Gold Relay

Owen Simpson - Gold 100IM, Silver Relay

Archie Johnston - Silver 100IM, Silver Relay

Brodie Dines - Bronze 50 Brs, Gold 50 BC, Silver Relay

Brooke Johnston - Bronze 50FC, Bronze 100 IM, Gold 50 Fly, Gold Relay

Morgan Johnston - Silver 50 BC

As you can see, our swimmers are performing very well and I am delighted to see all levels of the club performing to a standard that makes the club, and themselves, very proud indeed.

Thanks guys, onto the next one!

A big thank you from the swimmers to the coaches again for giving up their time so early on a Sunday AM!



Congratulations go out to Conner Morrison for winning the Disability sports achiever of the year for 2017 at the Aberdeen Sports Awards.

Excellent weekend for our members representing the UOA at the ND open. Some great swims all round.  Many swimmers had personal bests and made finals with some awesome times!

Fraser Agnew won the 16/U 100 freestyle title and finished 6th in the open 400 freestyle. He also won the 16/U 200fc in 1.53!

Ethan Lindsay won the 16/U 200 breastroke & got 2nd place in the 16/U 100 brs in 68!

Awesome swimming from all our swimmers and well done to the UOA for winning top club for the weekend.




ND Open at Inverness 4-5 Nov 2017

Buckie Mini Meet - 11 Nov 2017 by Stuart Davidson (Dev/J1 coach)

Another weekend goes by and with it, another competition. As coaches, we love what we do but most importantly, we endeavour to ensure the swimmers love what they do too: after all, no one bounces off all the walls better than our swimmers…

Anyway, as it was two of our members’ first meet, we especially hope they enjoyed it as much as Rob and I did coaching there: Amy and Arran were both very excited to be there and were a credit to the club. We had a great number of swims across the day for all our swimmers to watch and of course swim in, and I have to say I was exceptionally impressed with our team and how they swam, behaved, and supported each other (because after all, there’s no I in Dyce). However, Rob and I do have a special mention for the swim of the day: Carla Dines, with her extremely speedy, silver medal winning swim in the 9-year-old girls’ 50m Breaststroke. If you guys keep this up, we could see some records over a decade old being broken at the club championships!


Alford 100 Meet - 11 Nov 2017 by Sean Breen (Head coach)

Well done to all 5 swimmers that swam at Alford meet at Fraserburgh. For the amount of training they are currently doing I wasn’t expecting the chunks of time that the group were taking off their times at this point so it’s hugely positive.

Congratulations to our medal winners.

Owen Simpson - 3 Bronze

Kate Cassidy - 1 Silver

Erin McLean - 1 Silver

Special mention to Emma Cobb who continued to smash all her times through the day.

Great weekend for all.



North District Age Groups at Inverness 25-26 Nov 2017 by Sean Breen (Head Coach)

Some awesome swims at the North District age groups. Personal bests being smashed all over. What an excellent weekend it was for all members of Dyce. Some incredible swims by so many. Well done to everyone for acting like athletes all weekend.

Congratulations to all swimmers, especially our medal winners as follows….

Callum Agnew - 13/14 years (50 Fly (29.) & 100 Fly (1.09.) Bronze)

Owen Simpson - 10-12 years (100 Fc (1.06) Silver & 50 fc (30.) Bronze)

Kate Cassidy - 10-12 years (200 Fly (2.44) Gold and District champ & 100 Fly (1.16) Bronze)

2 SNAGS times achieved by Megan L, one qualifying (37.33 50 brs) and one consideration (1.23.17 100 brs).


Well done to Iain Alexander (pictured right), our club president who passed his level 2

judge assessment over the weekend. A big thank you from all at Dyce ASC, as we are

in great need of more judges, so much appreciated.


Congratulations go out to Conner who took the new world and European record in the men’s S14 100 brs in 1.05.74. He also broke two Scottish Records in the 200 Individual medley (2:18.74) and 200 Free (2:03.29). Massive congratulations to him and his coach Gregor for this fantastic achievement.


Dyce ASC Club Championships - Bucksburn Pool 3rd Dec 2018

An excellent day for all members of Dyce ASC at their club champs. Some quality swimming across the board and excellent times achieved.

Big thank you to all officials (Dyce and other clubs) who helped make it accredited and all other helpers/parents for their support.

Well done to all the swimmers, 6 club records were broken, some standing from the 1980’s!

2017 New club records

Fraser Agnew 200m Free (01:56.45) & 100m Free (00:54.00)

Sarah Fraser 100m Breaststroke (01:19.63) & 100M Backstroke (01:08.09)

Brendan Johnson 100m Backstroke (01:02.25)

Ethan Lindsay 200m IM (02:13.54)

Conner Morrison breaks world record at the National Para Swimming Championships in Manchester

9/10 Dec 2018


Fraser Agnew won the the Scottish short course Junior titles for 400fc & 100fc. Fantastic achievement, a big well done to Fraser.

Fraser Agnew wins 2 Junior titles at Scottish Short Course Championships 8-10 Dec 2018


Dyce ASC Championships & annual trophy awards night - 6th Jan 2018 at Greentrees, Dyce

Photo on left - 2017 trophy winners.

As well as our December Club Championships event trophy winners, congratulations go to all our other trophy winners as below….

2017 Swimmers of the year :-

J1 - Morgan Higgins

J2 - Mia Mackay

J3 - Owen Simpson

Victoria Shield - Endeavour Award - Michelle Mackay

Trophies for 2017 Club Records broken:-

Sarah Fraser (3), Conner Morrison (2), Fraser Agnew (2), Brendan Johnson (1), Ethan Lindsay (1)

Carnegie meet report - 20/21 Jan 2018 at Michael Woods Centre, Glenrothes by Stuart Davidson (Dev/J1 Coach)

First of all, I would like to thank all of the parents for being so helpful and supportive, and the swimmers for being so well-behaved in the absence of our head coach. There were many cases in which our swimmers dived in for their event and completely outclassed the other swimmers from start to finish: this goes to show the benefits that result from your training endeavours.

There were quite a few people and things worth special mentions from the weekend, so I'll try to do them justice:

Medal Winners:

Brodie Dines - Bronze 50 Brs, Gold 400 Free

Archie Johnston - Silver 50 Brs

Brooke Johnston - Gold 100 Free, Gold 100 Back, Bronze 400 Free

Megan Lamont - Silver 100 Back

Owen Simpson - Bronze 100 Free

An additional note for the older swimmers: I was very impressed with your behaviour, especially with and around the younger swimmers. It would seem we have some more future coaches among our swimmers... Also a special mention for Callum Brice, who swam in his very first away meet!

In conclusion it was a very successful away meet and an excellent team building weekend for the swimmers who represented the club very well.


SCB Masters/Uni champs meet 27th Jan 2018 by George Davidson (Masters coach)

I had the joy of attending the Silver City Masters competition yesterday at ASV, at which there was the uni swimming champs as well. We had 4 swimmers from Dyce, with Vicky Jolly and Rachel Wood representing Dyce Masters and Stuart Davidson and Brendan Johnson representing Aberdeen Uni.

All swam very well, with some slight pb’s as well as finals made for both Brendan and Stuart.

As for my masters swimmers, Vicky showed great determination to complete 100 IM and all four 50’s, getting pb’s in a few events and also a gold medal for her 50 fly! She also did a very good job of convincing more than just herself to compete, proving to be a very positive influence in training and out of training too. All you masters should take a note!

Rachel had an interesting meet, being new to masters and it being her first competition for 8 years, she was very nervous! Her backstroke start was fun to watch to say the least, but she more than made up for it in her 50 fly, previously telling me she would never compete again, then telling me she’d like to go 35 for 50 fly, she dived in and went 33.8, getting the bronze medal for it too. So still some of the fly swimmer in her from her younger days! All in all a very enjoyable day.