Open water swimming

During the summer months many of our members organise open water swims. Typically, these are led rather than coached are usually organised via the clubs facebook page. Typical locations include:
Threipmuir Reservoir
Portobello Beach
Foxlake Adventures

Open-water swimming can be a shock to the system at first, but once you acclimatise you’ll find it thrilling. The psychological and physiological impact is completely different to indoor pool-based swimming so it’s important to get your body acclimatised to the temperature. You should always be accompanied by another when swimming in open water preferably someone with open water experience. Here in Scotland, and depending on the time of year, you will almost certainly need a wetsuit too. Make sure you bring along plenty of warm clothing to change into afterwards!

 

Useful open water tips for beginners: