01
May

New lifeguards pass the test

Expect to see some new faces on poolside this summer as a new batch of lifeguards completed a week-long training course at MACPool to gain an internationally recognised qualification. Some of our regular lifeguards also attended to renew their qualification – a requirement for...
01
May

Five miles for Ruby, hundreds of pounds for Gambia

Dalriada Dolphins member Ruby Bosomworth completed her five mile fundraising swim on 13 April 2014. And in the process she raised hundreds of pounds for Inveraray-based charity First Aid For Gambia. Ruby completed the swim in three hours and fifty six minutes and has so far...
01
May

Sell-out Crinan Puffer a great success

This year’s Scottish Sea Farms Crinan Puffer 8.5 mile fun run was a sell -out – and a great success. All of the 175 available places were sold out. This was the first year MACPool had taken on organisation duties, in conjunction with Jog Scotland. Next year all of the...
01
Apr

Exchange trip to Qatar

MACPool deputy manager Kirsty Young swapped waterproofs for sunscreen after heading to Doha, Qatar as part of a swim teacher exchange programme. Arranged and sponsored by Tidal Waves Swim School, Kirsty shared her experiences as a swim teacher in Scotland with swimmers in Qatar,...
01
Apr

Dye to help pool stay green

At the beginning of April MACPool will be trialling a new water dye to help reduce the amount of pool chemicals and water wasted and keep our bills (and prices) lower. Additives in the water will detect pollution and will turn green to show staff where the impurities lie. Staff...
01
Apr

New rescue and kayak skills course

11th May  – 15th June 2014 Kayak fans can brush up their rescue and paddling skills on a six-week course hosted by MACPool. Instructor Andy Craven will show new and experience kayakers how to safely manage their craft and how to cope with common mishaps such as capsizing. There...
03
Feb

Easter holiday camp is almost sold out

Places are filling up fast for our Easter Camp, which we’re running in conjunction with Active Schools. Aimed at kids aged 5-12 the week-long camp will include different activities every day. Morning sessions will be at Mid Argyll Sports Centre and will include football, table...
03
Feb

Meet Matt

Next time you’re at the pool please give a big welcome to Matt Walsh, our new deputy manager. He shares the role with Kirsty Young. Matt has special responsibility for all our technical and maintenance matters, so he’s going to have an important role to play this year as we get...
03
Feb

Busy year ahead

2014 is going to be a busy year at the pool. As well as our regular programme of classes and swimming lessons we have some special events planned. Places at Easter camp are selling fast and our kayak safety course is already full. Our first ‘adult and baby’ swimming sessions were...
06
Jan

Pool Reopens – 7th January 2014

Our technical wizards have done their stuff and the boiler is now fully operational. The pool holds in excess of 220,000 litres of water and it is taking longer than expected to bring the water temperature up to a comfortable level. Unfortunately this means we will be unable to...