Swimming Lessons Turn Wild at Tiree

Learning to swim the old fashioned way!

Its four hours away by ferry to the nearest swimming pool and you only get to go once a year with the school so school children on the Scottish island of Tiree are taking swimming lessons in a local loch.

The sessions, which are also open to adults and under-fives, were organised by local artist Catriona Spink.

She said the swimming lessons were proving popular – once those taking part got over the initial shock of the cold water.

“Most of them are quite hardy. Once you get them in there then they just seem to have so much fun.”

Tiree swim week on Loch Bhasapol is running from 2 until 6 September More…

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