Open Water - Checklist and best practices

Could swimmers (and their parent/guardians) who have signed up for the come and try session please download and read the checklist and best practice information attached. Don’t be frightened by the section on hypothermia, but please read it, being aware and knowing the basics of how the body reacts in colder water will help you swim safe. A meeting before the 28th April session will be held at the start of April, date to be advised. Any questions as usual, please contact Will McMurtrie or Jan.

OWS Checklist

Open water - come and try SUNDAY 28th April , 10~11am

Hi folks, looks like we’ve fixed a date for the come and try session in Glasgow. The list to attend is on the noticeboard in the pool cafe, remembering we are starting with 12+ years, mainly due to the size of wet-suits available to hire. If you want to attend please put your name and details (height/weight/chest size) on there before the end of this week as we can’t take last minute bookings on this. £5 for the session, own transport and an adult requested to attend with you at the session.

More info and a meeting in the club cafe will be arranged in the next week or two, stay tuned.

Meanwhile any questions please see Jan, or Will McMurtrie

Kit recycling

Calling all swimmers past and present... we're looking to start up a kit recycling program whereby we take any functioning equipment such as:

Kick boards ✔️

Pull buoys ✔️

Snorkels ✔️

Paddles ✔️

Fins ✔️

Goggles ✔️

Rucksacks / Swim bags ✔️

Or club kit that your child has simply outgrown and reuse them throughout the club.

If you would like to participate, feel free drop any items into the canteen during any training session from Sunday 3 March 2019.

We are aiming to table a selection of donated items at our Kilgraston / New parents information session on Thursday 7 March 2019 with the simple philosophy of take what you need and donate what you can.

As always thanks in advance for your continued support and please feel free to share this post with friends and family in order to help spread the word.

Wetsuit sizing

If you are putting your name down for the OWS come and try session and you need to hire a wetsuit, can you please put a note of your HEIGHT (in ft’inches’’), weight (in KG) and chest size (in inches) next to your name on the list. We need to check what sizes are available, especially smaller sizes. Please note that if we cannot get smaller size swimming wetsuits, there are standard wetsuits available, which should be OK for this short duration taster session although they are not ideal. Just so you know…