Make a splash with open night
Rutherglen Amateur Swimming Club want to continue the legacy of the Commonwealth Games.
Taking up the gauntlet thrown down by the Commonwealth Games, coaches at Rutherglen Amateur Swimming Club are determined to continue the legacy by giving swimmers of all ages a chance to come along and find out about competitive swimming.
The Commonwealth Games took place just a few miles away from their base at South Lanarkshire Lifestyle so there’s never been a better time to get involved in sport.
Rutherglen ASC, in conjunction with South Lanarkshire Leisure, are having an open evening on Tuesday (August 26) from 6pm at Lifestyles Pool in Eastfield.
A spokesman said: “Come on down to the pool with your swimming kit and you’ll get a chance to sample some of the fun and challenges that are part of competitive swimming.
“Don’t worry if you are not the most confident swimmer yet, because, as well as the club’s fully qualified coaching team, a representative from South Lanarkshire Leisure’s learn to swim programme will be on hand to give you advice on what steps you’ll need to take to get yourself swimming in the fast lane.”
The club is going from strength to strength with swimmers regularly winning medals in local, regional and national swimming competitions, including the West District Swimming Championships, Scottish Schools, National Age Group Championships, while head coach Lindsay Young won the Rutherglen and Cambuslang Sports Council coach of the year prize. In addition, the club gained Swimark Plus and Gold Club SL which is a substantial achievement for the club.
The club’s younger age groups have also achieved real success against many other Scottish clubs, swimming as the Rutherglen Rascals. They reached the finals of the Clyde Coast Mini League and had great fun doing so.
All the swimmers benefit from a regular, structured training and athlete development programme and enjoy a great sense of community and friendship within the club too.
The spokesman added: “As well as seeing how the club’s existing members train, the evening will give you an opportunity to join in the fun with some exciting challenges for all abilities.
“The club’s committee will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about membership and what it’s like to be a swimming parent.
“So if you or any of your family are interested, come on down, you never know, you could be the next Ross Murdoch or Hannah Miley.”
Visit www.rasc.org.uk for more details.
Success Rutherglen Amateur Swimming Club members