Swimmers get Olympic-sized training session

The Skegness ASC members get ready for their big day.
The Skegness ASC members get ready for their big day.

Skegness Amateur Swimming club had an Olympic-sized training session at the weekend.

The whole swimming squad, poolside team, helpers, parents and siblings made the trip to the Queen Elizabeth Aquatics Centre in London, home to the 2012 Olympic Games, for a two-hour training session in the 50m pool.

For many of the swimmers it was their first time in a 50m pool and a daunting but fantastic experience.

It was difficult to explain the scale of the Olympic facilities beforehand as the pool is four times the size of the pool in the Embassy.

The trip was paid for from 2015 fundraising efforts, the squad raising £1,400 by completing a sponsored swim in the summer.

Sunday saw a tired but enthused squad back in the pool at the Embassy for another two-hour training session.

For further information about the club, contact Kim Baker on 07887 505995 or Helen Banham on 07939 328899.