08
Apr

How lane swimming works – and why it rocks!

You’ve seen lane swimming on the timetable and avoided it like the plague – you’re not good enough for lane swimming right? Wrong! Lane swimming is for all levels – and is the perfect way to make the most of a short time in a busy pool. We set up four lanes at MacPool – and...
03
Apr

AquaRun – Temporarily out of service!

We’re sorry to say that the AquaRun is not available from 3/4/2015 for at least a few weeks whilst we have it repaired. Some of the tether points have worn and need to be fixed before it can be safely used again. It’s now with the repairer and we hope to hope it back...
06
Feb

Sophie’s Swimming Teaching Experience

Through my work with MACPool I recently gained my swimming teaching qualification from the Swim Teachers Association (STA). I teach up to three times a week. I was motivated to become a swimming teacher, as it was a chance to learn many invaluable and transferable skills to take...
03
Feb

Five ways wearing goggles will make you a better swimmer

Goggles are for geeks right? Wrong! If you’re swimming and not wearing goggles you’re making life harder for yourself, putting unnecessary strain on your neck and compromising your stroke. Here’s five reasons why you should be wearing goggles every time you swim: You can see...
03
Feb

Pool Hall Repairs

You may have noticed there’s been repair work carried out on the columns in the pool hall. This work is nearly complete. Mark Johnstone has done the major work (thank you Mark). There’s been digging, welding and priming, and now we just have some concreting to do. Cameron...
16
Jan

MACPool is running Hydrotherapy Sessions

New for 2015 on Thursday mornings 11am to 12noon MACPOOL will be running Hydro Therapy sessions. These will be drop in sessions for all members of the community. Sessions are led by swimming teachers and helpers and the pool is able to offer them at the normal swim price of £3.80...
18
Dec

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Here are our opening times during Christmas and New Year. During some of the closures our elves will be busy completing maintenance around the pool ready for the New Year. From all our us here at MACPool we with you a Happy Christmas and thank you for your support during 2014!...
18
Nov

Dolphins still making a splash

Mid Argyll Dolphins are still making a splash at Macpool every Thursday evening from 5pm. Aimed at competent young swimmers who’d like coaching to improve their skills or try competitive swimming, Mid Argyll Dolphins have an Olympic coach to help them. Arlene Green is now based...
18
Nov

Fiona’s a survey winner

Fiona Frier has won a year’s membership at MacPool in return for completing our recent questionnaire. We asked consultancy firm Ekos to find out what facilities people would like to see at the pool and they designed a survey whose results will help us decide how best to make any...
18
Nov

Your votes win MACPool £2000

Huge thanks Mari Coleman for suggesting MACPool and to everyone who voted for for us to receive money from the Bank of Scotland Community Fund. We’ve been awarded £2,000 as a direct result of our supporters making the effort to vote. Communities across Scotland were asked to...