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 full time in Argyll after running a swimming school in Doha, Qatar. Arlene coached the first (and so far only) Qatari female swimmer to compete in the Olympics and she’s sharing her insight to give Mid Argyll Dolphins a competitive edge. Dolphin swimmers receive one hour of swim coaching and training each week and get free access to all of our public swimming sessions so they can practice their skills. Scottish School Swimming Trials 9 seniors had qualifying times for the Scottish schools swimming competition in Helensburgh, seven seniors attended the school swimming trials, 2 swimmers received medals, Meghan silver and Jilly gold and silver. This gave Jilly a qualifying time for the 50m Backcrawl in Feb at the new 50m pool in Aberdeen, to which Jilly will receive an extra coaching session for, we all wish Jilly good luck. Both junior and senior squads are swimming well at present, we work hard on technique the frontcrawl is looking really good, each month a different stroke is worked on in the technical part of the swimming sessions, for November it is butterfly.
To the future of the dolphins; we are considering to add another session to the seniors in the New Year, and will continue time trials T5/T10 on a monthly basis to monitor progress, and as always strive ‘to all be the best we can be’ It has been a great team effort the success the club has of late, swimmer are working hard, supported by our families , all the staff poolside; Dinah, Roz, Melanie and John and we are very supported by our 2 Managers Kirsty and Matt, as well as the board of directors. A combined sessions will be held for both groups together on Thursday the 18th December followed by light refreshments, see you all there poolside at 5pm complete by 7pm. Keep up the good work swimmers!