SWIMMING clubs are enjoying a return to the pool and a West Fife team is causing a stir with a new head coach.
InCAS (Inverkeithing Competitive Amateur Swimmers) received acclaim when pools were able to reopen for individual exercises and group activities for under-18s in April, paving the way for a return to training.
With Fife currently at level one of COVID-19 restrictions, all organized sporting activities, except indoor contact sports, are permitted, allowing adults to return to the pool as well.
InCAS, established in 1975 with an emphasis on encouraging and promoting swimming activities, especially among the younger age groups in Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Rosyth, Dunfermline and Lochgelly, has steadily grown strengthen since his return, with Barry McMillan a figure.
He was named the club’s new head coach, bringing with him a passion for the sport and the development of young swimmers.
A competitor himself in his youth with the Glenrothes Amateur Swimming Club, a stint in training was a natural step for Barry, who is a well-known face in Fife and East District swimming circles.
Prior to moving to InCAS, he also coached with the Glenrothes and Carnegie Swim Clubs, as well as participating in the District Regional Program.
A club spokesperson commented: “Barry comes to InCAS eager to help every swimmer reach their individual goal, whether it’s swimming their first length, reaching their first final or setting a time limit. qualification for the national team.
Barry is thrilled to meet the InCAS team of teachers and coaches and looks forward to working more with them to create a strong, successful and happy club. The swimmers enjoyed the (practice) sessions with Barry – although some of them are quite difficult! – and it was great to see a head coach spending time with all the teams, from the smallest to the biggest.
“Swimmers are starting to recognize some of his key mantras and understand his expectations, especially when it comes to effort and execution. ‘. ”
In addition to Barry’s appointment, InCAS squads were realigned to reflect the recruitment of new members – despite COVID-19 restrictions – and volunteers provided support as COVID liaison officers to ensure that members get as much time as possible in the pool.
For more information about the club, visit their website at swim-incas.org.