Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Adult Swim Series Heads to Aberdeen

"Our main aim is to see adults in the pool, and by giving them little tips, see them swimming better. " David Carry, Scottish Swimming Board Director

Following the successful launch session in Edinburgh last month Scottish Swimming is pleased to announce that the Adult Swim Series heads to the Aquatics Centre at Aberdeen Sports Village on Sunday 22 February.

The series compromises of Skills and Drills Beginners and Intermediate Sessions and a Masterclass for advanced swimmers. Prices for the coached sessions start from £15 for the beginners and £20 for the intermediate and advanced sessions. More information about the event can be found at, the remaining spaces can be booked online at 

The Adult Swim Series is aimed at adult swimmers who would like to take part in coached sessions in a 50 metre pool. The sessions were devised following research on swimming participation and questionnaires completed by adult swimmers in late 2014, asking adults about what gets them motivated to go to the pool and what would make their swimming session more meaningful.

David Carry, double Commonwealth Champion and Board Director of Scottish Swimming, explained,

"Our main aim is to see adults in the pool, and by giving them little tips, see them swimming better. These events are a great example of getting people involved and excited about swimming.

"With 12 such dates in the diary for 2015 we could have around 1000 people taking part in these expert skills and drills sessions. I'm just so impressed by what I've seen."

Obi Aghanya, a Participant in Edinburgh, said of his experience,

"For me swimming is great for personal fitness and is something I enjoy. In my session there were a lot of people with a wide range of abilities, but because we were focusing on the fundamentals we all took something out of it regardless of what level we were at. I really enjoyed it."

The benefits of swimming are wider than the actual health benefits, as one past participant put it:

“The health benefits I can see with swimming here is that it brings people together from any background, so that’s like elderly who are not working anymore, people who are working, or students like myself.  It’s creating a routine that keeps people healthy – that is in a physical sense, but also in a mental health sense, because it’s motivating.”

A video, explaining the sessions can be watched at Scottish Swimming's YouTube channel here .

The sessions will be hold at the Aberdeen Sports Village Aquatics Centre from 10am onwards on 22 February. Further sessions in Glasgow and Stirling take place over the coming months. All sessions are listed at More information on adult swimming can be found at