Eyemouth swimmers still making a big splash

Members of Eyemouth and District Swimming Club are working hard on their fitness and taking part in lots of online challenges, even although they’re unable to meet in the water at present.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 2:45 pm
Eyemouth swimmers are keeping active on dry land

It’s all down to a series of tests by head coach, Ian Pemble, and the whole coaching team.

These have included baking, ice bucket challenges, who can put on the most sports clothing in a minute and step counts.

Some of the youngsters have challenged one another to do workouts and, recently, the team was able to get to know one another better by being nominated to answer questions about themselves on their Facebook page.

Iain has also set up a weekly Zoom quiz, in which all families can take part, with different people hosting different rounds each week.

A couple of weeks ago, Team Oranj took on its biggest test yet, as the swimmers and their families were challenged to log how many kilometres they manged to run, walk or cycle each day – in the hope of covering the 1406km from Land’s End to John O’Groats in a week.

Much to everyone’s surprise, this total was reached within three days – meaning Iain had to do an ice bucket challenge!

Over the week of the challenge, despite some very windy weather, the team managed to clock up enough miles to make it from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back again, plus a little more – a total of 2974km.

Eyemouth and District ASC serves the Eastern Scottish Borders and North Northumberland areas.

A spokesman for the club said: “I love everything Iain is doing to maintain both a sense of club and fitness levels at this time.”

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