About the Club
Currently we have around 75 members of all ages. The club is funded by subscriptions, augmented by some fund-raising activity, and is run entirely by volunteers. A proportion of these fees goes directly to the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association (SASA). The Club is divided into Squads, with new members usually joining as 'Tadpoles' or 'Dolphins'. As swimmers progress they move up through the Squad system, hopefully right up to Squad 1. Throughout the year there are various additional activities aimed at certain squads.
The aim of Upper Deeside Amateur Swimming Club is to improve the swimming of all our members and encourage them to set and work towards 'personal best' (PB) goals. Although most swimmers participate in competitive swimming at appropriate levels, some swimmers choose to follow a recreational training programme, taking part only in club events. We hope all our members will develop a positive sporting attitude, a life-long interest in swimming, personal fitness and health, and that being a member of the club will also help them develop some general life skills, such as social interaction, personal discipline, commitment etc.