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

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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

West District 2016 – Loch Ken

Safety Cover provided at the Scottish Swimming West District Open Water Swimming Championships & Challenge Event held at Loch Ken on 3rd September 2016

4 personnel in attendance in addition to rescue craft

1 rescue

Great Scottish Swim 2016

Safety Cover provided at the 10k, Swim-Run and Great Scottish Swim events held at Loch Lomond on 26th & 27th August 2016

4 personnel in attendance in addition to 2 rescue craft

5 rescues

Milarrochy Bay 2016

Safety Cover provided at the Scottish Swimming Come & Try event held at Milarrochy bay on 20th August 2016

4 personnel in attendance in addition to rescue craft

1 rescue

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