Training Information

Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Bronze 5:00-6:15pm 6:00-7:15pm 7:30-8:45am
Silver 6:15-7:30pm 7:15-8:30pm 7:30-8:45am
Gold 7:30-9:00pm 6:00-7:30pm
Mercat Gait
North Berwick
Junior Masters 7:30-9:00pm 6:00-8:00pm
North Berwick

East Lothian Swim Team is a Composite Squad and as such have their own committee and website.


Wed: 5:00-6:15pm
Fri: 6:00-7:15pm
Sat: 7:30-8:45am

Silver 1 & 2 (Silver 2 train with Gold squad on Tuesday from 7.30 pm – 9.00pm)

Wed: 6:15-7:30pm
Fri: 7:15-8:30pm
Sat: 7:30-8:45pm


Tue: 7:30-9:00pm
Thu: 6:00-7:30pm (Mercat Gait)
Fri: 6:00-8:00pm (North Berwick)
Sun: 7:00-8:45am

Junior Masters

Wed: 7:30-9:00pm
Fri: 6:00-8:00pm (North Berwick)
Sun: 7:00-8:45am


East Lothian Swim Team is a Composite Squad and as such have their own committee and website.

(timetable subject to change)

Your swimming pathway

“Both my children come to the club for the friendships as much as for the swimming. To see them all support and encourage each other is very special”

HDASC Parent



Squad 1: Minnows

Head and Lead Coach:
Demi Borthwick

Minnows focus on developing good technique in all strokes, learning new skills such as tumble turns and diving, introducing competition skills/experience and building stamina and fitness so that children become better, stronger, faster swimmers. Children in this squad are expected to attend at least 2 out of 3 available training sessions and to participate in competitions appropriate to their age/ability.

Squad 2: Blue Fins

Lead Coach:
Hannah Green

Blue Fins focus on improving technique, fitness and stamina and further developing their competition skills and speed, participating in competitions suitable to their age and ability. Swimmers in this squad are expected to swim all 3 of the available training sessions.
Once a certain level is achieved, swimmers will be invited to attend for additional training on Sunday mornings, known as “Blue Fins 2”. Swimmers will then attend 4 sessions, working towards entry criteria for Jack Macks and with no set time scale, swimmers are only promoted when they meet the requirements for Jack Macks Squad.

Squad 3: Jack Macks

Lead Coach:
Sean Craigmile

Jack Macks continue to work on technique, fitness and skills and is the main competition squad, aiming for East District level Competitions and potentially being selected for ELST. They train for 4 sessions, plus a land training session. 

Squad 4: Marlins

Lead Coach:
Sean Craigmile

Marlins squad is designed to enable swimmers to continue training and focus on technique and train alongside Jack Macks, without the requirement to compete. Swimmers can still compete but only when and if they choose. Swimmers join by arrangement with the Head Coach, from Blue fins, Jack Macks and ESLT, and are aged 11 and over. Swimmers may join 2 out of the 3 sessions available. Please note we have Master Swimmers who also train with this squad.

Squad 5: The East Lothian Swim Team ( ELST )

Head Coach:
Jamie Ward

ELST is a composite team of swimmers from Haddington, Musselburgh and Tranent clubs. This squad consists of our most talented, committed swimmers who have the ability and ambition to train for, and compete at East District, Scottish National and British National levels. ELST has its own sub-groups and schedule, and swimmers train between 6-9 times a week depending on age/ability. Swimmers retain strong links with their home club, Haddington, competing for the Club at certain events and participating in social events.

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