Monday, January 11, 2021

Burns Plank Challenge - #FeelTheBurn!

Two weeks out from celebrating Robert Burns’ birthday, Scottish Swimming is today launching our #FeelTheBurn Plank Challenge! 

We are inviting all clubs across all disciplines to create a squad of five people and see how long you can hold the plank position. There are three age group categories for the challenge, Under 12s, 13-17 and Over 18s, and a leaderboard will be updated daily to see who is in the running for the prizes.

Paul Donald, Club Development Manager at Scottish Swimming, said of the latest content in the SS Connect Programme,

“Nobody wanted to start the new year with another lockdown so we are hoping to engage as many clubs from all disciplines with this challenge, leading up to Burns night on 25 January. It’s a bit of fun that squads of five can do and we’ll keep a leaderboard running for the next couple of weeks. There will be prizes for each of the three age group categories, and I’m looking forward to seeing all the videos."

Paul himself accepted the challenge setting the bar with his son in the following video, alongside an explanation of the rules!

There is a spreadsheet for clubs to log their efforts, which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Daily scores can be sent to us via Twitter or emailing us on - remember to include your club log sheet and time-lapse video if possible!

Good luck and keep an eye out on our Twitter feed for the standings.