History

1Silver City Blues (Masters) Swim Club was founded in 1985 by Bob Gauld as part of his remit as Aberdeen City Council’s Development Officer.  In it’s beginnings a small group trained once a week on Thursday Evenings. After founding the club Bob went on to coach the club assisted by Gus Gammie.

After a period of time towards the early Nineties the running for the club was handed over to the members and an organising committee, a format which has continued throughout the years. The club quickly formed many long standing traditions such as an annual summr BBQ and Fancy Dress Christmas Party to tuelly establish itself inline with the masters Value s of “Fun, Fitness and Friendship”.

In 1990 the club ran it’s first masters swimming Gala.

The club gradually grew and became more successful at both domestic and international level.  Coach David Olsson took on the Head Coach role in 1995 and committed himself to the club for 15 years before leaving SCB in 2010, in that time the club successfully won the Scottish National Championships 12 years in a row.

In the Twenty-Tens the club saw rapid growth on the back of the 2012 Olympics and 2014 Commonwealth Games.  During this time Head Coach Hilary Stewart oversaw a period of great success of the club, which saw the club regain the City of Glasgow Club Championship Trophy at the Scottish Nationals.

In 2014 the club enterted the largest team to ever compete in the Scottish National Championships  with 63 swimmers taking part in the event which was the innaugural swimming competition at the newly opened Aberdeen Aquatics Centre. The opening of the new pool meant that the club now had access to a fantastic new facilty giving members the oppurtunity to swim at both long and short course sessions.

In 2015 the club celebrated the 30th Anniversary of it’s inception with a Relay Extravaganza at Hazelhead Swimming Pool, followed by a Civic Reception at the Beach Ballroom hosted by the Deputy Lord Provost, John Reynolds.

 

 

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