Make a splash with open night

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

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

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