Scottish National Championships 2017 – Loch Venachar (Sat)

Safety Cover provided at the Scottish National Championships held at Loch Venachar on 12th  August 2017

4 personnel in attendance

118 swimmers

  • Scottish National Championships 2017 – Loch Venachar

Loch Lomond Come & Try 2017

Safety Cover provided at the Scottish Swimming Come & Try event held at Loch Lomond, Lomond Shores Meadows on 5th August 2017

3 personnel in attendance in addition to rescue craft

85+ swimmers

  • loch lomond come and try 2017

North District 2017 – Loch Morlich

Safety Cover provided at the Scottish Swimming North District Open Water Swimming Championships held at Loch Morlich on 22nd July 2017

2 personnel in attendance in addition to rescue craft

3 rescues, 100+ swimmers

  • Loch Morlich 2017 Open Water Rescue and Scottish Swimming

Glasgow Canal Festival 2017

The first ever Glasgow Canal Festival came to the Forth & Clyde Canal between Applecross Basin and Speirs Wharf on Saturday 22nd July 2017. Despite the weather the crowds enjoyed watching and cheering on the Dragon Boat races which took place every 15 minutes throughout the day.

2 personnel in attendance in addition to 1 rescue craft

2 rescues

  • Glasgow Canal Festival 2017

Midlands District 2017 – Monikie Park

Safety Cover provided at the Scottish Swimming Midlands District Open Water Swimming held at Monikie Park on 15th July 2017

2 personnel in attendance

2 rescues, 87 swimmers

  • Monikie Park 2017
    Monikie Park 2017

East District 2017 – Loch Ore

Safety Cover provided at the Scottish Swimming East District Open Water Swimming Championships held at Loch Ore on 4th June 2017

3 personnel in attendance in addition to 1 rescue craft and trainee volunteer

1 rescue, 100+ swimmers

  • Loch Ore 2017

Knockburn Loch 2017

Safety Cover provided at the Scottish Swimming Come & Try event held at Knockburn Loch on 03 June 2017

2 personnel in attendance in addition to rescue craft and trainee volunteer

  • knockburn 2017

2017 Helix Emergency Services Day

Open Water Rescue attended the 2017 Helix Emergency Services day held on 05/04/2017. We were situated next to the children’s play area and next to the Royal Lifesaving Society UK (whom we are affiliated to).

2 of our volunteers were at the community engagement show along with one of our boats and some of our rescue and training equipment. We were kept very busy with the hundreds of visitors… at several points during the day there was even a queue to get photos taken. The equipment was explained as well as how and why it is used and visitors had the opportunity to try CPR.

New Volunteer Training

We have some new volunteers and have recently run a Boat Awareness and Rope Throwing training session at Strathclyde Park on 26/06/2017.

The session was very successful, with trainees quickly picking up skills which will be very useful once in an operational role. Both the Boat Awareness and Rope Throwing training sessions are the initial internal courses given to all new volunteers of Open Water Rescue.

As always, ongoing training is planned for all volunteers; both new and existing.

East District 2016 – Loch Ore

Safety Cover provided at the Scottish Swimming East District Open Water Swimming Championships held at Loch Ore on 11th September 2016

6 personnel in attendance in addition to 2 rescue craft

1 rescue

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