From Open Water Rookie to a Masters and Open Water Medallist!

“I was really nervous when I got in the water; I didn’t do anything the coaches told me to do. I didn’t relax, I didn’t acclimatise to the water and I panicked" - Read Linda Jordinson's story on how she conquered her Open Water swimming fears.

How the Riffkins are 'keeping it in the family'

At the Scottish National Open Water Swimming Championships at Loch Venachar (13-14 August), sisters Libby Riffkin (24), Jennifer Riffkin (27) and Rebecca Riffkin (30) took part in the One Mile Challenge event.  We caught up with them after their race and asked how they had enjoyed the Loch Venachar experience. Their mum, Mary Riffkin, was watching the race from the shoreline at Loch Venachar Sailing Club.  Mary knows a thing or two about open water swimming. Back in 1979, Mary became the first Scottish woman to swim the English Channel.

Read our interview with the family here.


Blog: Scott Gauld - Volunteering in Masters Swimming: "Volunteering to support your club/discipline can really make a difference"
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Robbie Renwick Masters Training Afternoon - Sat 8th October

Are you looking to fine tune your preparations for the 2016-17 season?  Then sign up for this afternoon event (in Stirling) with 2016 Olympian and 2015 World Champion Gold medallist Robbie Renwick - there are only a few spaces left!

The event is for SASA Masters members who would like to take part in a long course training session, as well as a masters focussed talk and land fitness session.
The talk and Q&A session will focus on the positive aspects of previous competitive events and the lessons that can be learnt, including the performance mind set.

Booking link here

Come & Try Open Water Swimming Survey

Have you recently participated in a Scottish Swimming Come & Try Open Water Swimming sessions at Loch Ken, Loch Lomond or Loch Venachar?  If so, we would love to hear from you to help us gather important feedback for future events. 

It is very short! Can you please spare just 3 minutes to complete our three question survey. We would really appreciate it.

Please only complete the survey once.

Thank you.

Survey link here 

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