Taking on the Challenge of Open Water Swimming

"I have set myself the challenge of taking part in the Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon in September so I've much training to do but I highly recommend the Scottish Swimming Open Water sessions" - Read Kevin Plank's Blog after attending our Come & Try session at Knockburn Sports Loch in Banchory.

David Carry in his element as our Swim Social Ambassador

It’s been four years since the Commonwealth Gold Medallist retired from competitive swimming and since then David Carry has been inspiring people at all ages and abilities to be better swimmers.  His excitement for swimming comes across the second you ask him a question and lots of swimmers at our recent Come & Try Open Water session, took the opportunity to get some hints and tips from the 2012 London Olympic 400m freestyle finalist.

Read our full interview with David here


Entries for the 2016 North District Masters Open Championships are now OPEN.
14 Aug: Loch Venachar Open Water Challenge - Sign up here!
20 Aug: Loch Lomond Come & Try Open Water 20 Aug - Sign up here!

"Why Have I Never Done This Before?"

There are the curious swimmers, who for whatever reason are drawn to the open water and want to experience the wonderful scenery of Scotland from a different perspective.  There are the training swimmers who have a triathlon date in the diary and need to hone their skills. There are the goal orientated swimmers who’ve signed up for an event like the Great Scottish Swim and want to ensure they have the skills to complete the course. We caught up with several swimmers who signed up for our Come & Try session at The Helix Lagoon in Falkirk to hear their stories.

Read our full article here


"I need to work on being slightly more confident, rather than apologising all the time for bumping into people!"

Linlithgow based swimmer Scott Ramsay is approaching a milestone birthday and has decided to mark the occasion by taking part in a triathlon. Scott had never tried open water swimming before and we caught up with him both before and after his experience at our Come & Try session at The Helix Lagoon in Falkirk. Scott will definitely try it again and felt "It was well worth it, whatever your level of swimming".

Read our interview with Scott here

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SAVE THE DATE : Sat 8 Oct 2016 -Robbie Renwick will be holding a 'Masters Training' Afternoon at the National Swimming Academy, University of Stirling (Exclusive to SASA Members only)
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