We have a lot happening in August so thought a round up of what's happened so far and what is still to come would keep you in the Open Water Swimming Mood.........
We kicked off the month with a relay swim completion of the Length of Loch Ness , a team of soldiers from the 127 Dragon Battery were swimming to raise money for The Army Benevolent Fund The Soldier's Charity . The 8 strong team completed the swim in '15hrs 7 mins of bloody hard graft' as quoted from the team leader Sgt Mike Outen.
The sun shone for a change, well in the morning anyway, for our Loch Lubnaig Swim Festival. The morning weather conditions were perfect for swimmers swimming the Length of the Loch which is a 5.8k swim. The weather changed in the afternoon as the wind picked up however the swimmers still managed to complete their 1, 2 & 3k swims.
Tomorrow will see Scott McQuade tackle his solo swim of Loch Lomond to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity . Scott made the decision to raise funds for the charity after his son Ross had a seizure in the middle of the night and after brain scan he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
The Re-Lay Big Beatson Swim team will tackle the Length of Loch Lomond, the team are a small group of Beatson staff (and friends) and last year took part in a long distance open water swim on Loch Ard, to Raise money for the Beatson Cancer Charity, swimming 22 km between us (the distance between the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer centre in Glasgow and the new Lanarkshire Beatson).
This year, they are going a step further, and are attempting to swim the length of Loch Lomond (a whopping 39 km!) in relay.