OK folks, the sun is out and it’s on days like this you think to yourself there’s nothing better than taking a dip in a lovely warm loch, right? The club is considering putting together an informal Open Water Swimming squad this year. This will be with a view to letting you guys try something new, getting some experience in open water, and if swimmers want…to progress to competing in Scottish Swimming (and other) open water events this year. We are planning a “come and try session” (date TBC) probably in April / May time at Pinkston Watersports Centre (Glasgow) which is a safe and shallow canal basin, with full changing facilities and swimming wetsuit hire available (swim wetsuits are different than standard watersport wetsuits just so you know…).
Initially we are suggesting to offer this session to 12+ age group swimmers, and depending on numbers/interest going forward we may formulate to have a monthly training session at Pinkston and beyond (Loch Ard, Loch Venacher etc…).
The session will be run by our masters/OWS swimmer Will McMurtrie, … you know the guy with the beard who plods up and down the pool most morning sessions….so come talk to him (or Jan) if you want to know more. A notice will be posted onto the cafe noticeboard in the coming days for you to note your interest. The cost for the come and try session will just be £5 which will include wetsuit hire. You will also need to make your own way there, as an adult/parent would be preferable to accompany you to help you before and after/changing (if you’ve ever tried to get into a swimming wetsuit, lol), although car-share and helpers will be available as necessary.