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East Fife Sports Council

We cover the wards of Tay Bridgehead, St Andrews, East Neuk & Landward (incl Lundin Links), Cupar, Ceres & Springfield and Howe of Fife & Taycoast

Welcome to East Fife Sports Council, we strive to be a progressive and forward-thinking sports council and our aim is to see more people participating in sport and physical recreation and thereby enjoying its benefits. We provide advice and support with the development of all sports, competitions and other events. We also assist in the formation of sports clubs where none exist, or where existing clubs are unable to fulfil current needs.

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Fife Para swimmer has been selected on to the British Swimming and UK Sport World Class Programme

The news that many of us in Disability Sport Fife (SCIO) knew would arrive one day was announced this weekend by British Swimming. Former Bell Baxter High School pupil Ollie Carter from Cupar has been selected on to the British Para-Swimming and UK Sport World Class Programme. Ollie has the status of podium potential.

Paralympic, World and European champions are among the swimmers who have been invited on to British Para-Swimming’s World Class Programme (WCP) for 2022, as attention turns to a busy year and building towards Paris 2024. Eight Scottish swimmers are included with Oliver Carter University of Stirling and Jack Milne Dundee City Aquatics Swimming Club included for the first time.

Team GB members were in sparkling form at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 when they won 26 medals in the pool. A total of 34 swimmers have been invited to join either the Podium or Podium Potential tiers for the nine months from 1st January 2022. That period includes June's Para-Swimming World Championships in Madeira and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The swimmers included in Podium and Podium Potential tiers will be able to access programme opportunities and targeted financial assistance from UK Sport through the World Class Performance Programme's Athlete Performance Award (APA). Swimmers selected on to World Class programmes are also eligible to benefit from competition and training camp opportunities throughout the season in which they are selected, with access to world-class sports science and medicine services available, on top of comprehensive support from British Para-Swimming performance staff and national Institute of Sport programmes across the UK.

This is a major milestone for one of the most committed and hardest working Disability Sport Fife (SCIO) members it has been our pleasure to support. Ollie’s swimming goal has always been to get on to the squad and programme and not surprisingly his family have been behind him every step of the way. Ollie competes in the S10 class and during his early years he was hugely influenced by five times Paralympian Paul Noble MBE who competed in the same class. Paul’s national records have often been competition targets. Under the guidance of Scottish Swimming and coach Josh Williamson at the University of Stirling Ollie has now reached the highest levels in his Para swimming career pathway. Competing at World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Paralympic Games has now become a reality.

Ollie has never forgotten the individuals and organisations that have played a part in his career to date. Cupar and District Swimming Club is where he started out and Carnegie Swimming Club is where he first made an impact in events organised by Scottish Disability Sport, Scottish Swimming and British Swimming. Stuart Bizzarri from Fife Sports and Leisure Trust created an appropriate strength and conditioning programme and Lee Cunningham Aquatics Manager at FSLT supported Ollie’s ambitions to teach/coach.

Ollie has won the Leslie Inglis Trophy six years in succession as the Disability Sport Fife leading Para Swimmer. Scottish Disability Sport and East Fife Sports Council have recognised Ollie over the years as an emerging young swimmer and successful high performance Para swimmer. Ollie has been supported during his career by Fife Council, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, Fife Disabled Sports Trust, Bill Pullar Trust, Russell Hogg Trust and Rotary Club of Kilrymont St Andrews. Special mention to Ollie’s mum who travelled across Fife for early morning swim training during those critical formative years.

There is something very special about hearing about one of our younger members who realises his dream and breaks through to the very highest level in his chosen sport. Big day for the Carter family. Ollie’s studies are also going well and it is hard to believe that he has just over one semester remaining until he graduates. An exceptional story of an intelligent young man with ambition, determination and no shortage of aquatic skills.

Congratulations to all the Scots who are included on the British Swimming and UK Sport World Class Programme.

Podium

Stephen Clegg, Edinburgh University
Scott Quin, Warrender Baths/Edinburgh University
Toni Shaw, University of Stirling

Podium Potential

Oliver Carter, University of Stirling
Louis Lawlor, City of Glasgow Swimming Club
Jack Milne, Dundee City Aquatics
Conner Morrison, University of Aberdeen Swim Team
Andrew Mullen, City of Glasgow Swim Team

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I am an FSLT swimming teacher as I wanted to help teach such an important life skill. It is such a rewarding role, and you can make a huge difference to a child's confidence and ability. Please consider becoming a swim teacher - you don't need to be a teacher or a swimmer, some of the best are neither.𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲?

Then train with us to get the qualification required to become a swimming instructor.

The Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification SSTQ course will give you the tools you need to start your career as a swimming instructor.

With over 6,900 children in our Learn to Swim programme we are proud to be Scotland’s largest swimming lesson provider. Shortly after these SSTQ courses, we will be recruiting a further 12 instructors to join our team.

The next available courses can be booked now, see links for details 👇

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I am an FSLT swimming teacher as I wanted to help teach such an important life skill. It is such a rewarding role, and you can make a huge difference to a childs confidence and ability. Please consider becoming a swim teacher - you dont need to be a teacher or a swimmer, some of the best are neither.
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