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Gavin swam: Was going to be the 3...

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good in the gym pond 1040 m 00:30 46:26 pace

Was going to be the 3rd last swim before the Great Scottish Swim on Saturday, tapering down, concentrating on the stroke - all that kind of stuff. Then I come home to find a message from the event organisers - sorry event cancelled : (
The bacteria levels in the loch are too high for swimming as a result of the rain (wettest summer since the oldest man of old street, Oldsville was a boy) washing top soil and all the wee bacteria beasties and their viral cousins into the water.
Therefore increased risk of post swim D & V. so swim cancelled.
Ho hum, trunks back in the cupboard after August then until next year.

  • Gozling
    Gozling

    Oh that sucks! Is there any other event you can do? Well at least your bod is swim buff!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Hill
    Hill

    Oh no!!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Gavin
    Gavin

    Marsi very true but my left knee is starting to suffer breaststroke knee-itis and I have given up the gym membership and therefore regular pool access. 6 month swimming 6 month non to recover was the plan.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Jill C.
    Jill C.

    Sorry to hear this, it's a shame after all your hard work training.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ian M.
    Ian M.

    quickly sign up for something , always best to have a goal .

    over 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Gavin
    Gavin

    Gozling thank you I'm blushing, so it was you in the changing room today!
    Thanks HB, Jill none of the effort will go to waste

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Debbie G.
    Debbie G.

    Aww....Gavin...that just stinks..one of those darn things outside of our control..:(

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Sarah C
    Sarah C

    Great swim! Aww darn! Well, at least you got some great swimming in!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Sang Y.
    Sang Y.

    Nice swim!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Becca H.
    Becca H.

    That stinks! At least they care about your health and well being though :)

    over 2 years ago Like2 people

  • David S.
    David S.

    That sucks! Better to be safe I suppose. Take care Gavin.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Joey B.
    Joey B.

    Bummer man! But then, better not to swim than loose a finger or and arm...lol

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Velvet
    Velvet

    Oh no, bad news there! But better that than letting loose at both ends after a swim I guess :)

    Always next year...

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jen
    Jen

    Oh NO!!! What a disappointment. Stupid bacteria.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Renee J.
    Renee J.

    :( sorry

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Renee J.
    Renee J.

    :(

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Richard V.
    Richard V.

    Sorry about that Gavin. There's always next time

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Joy R.
    Joy R.

    Oh no! They've closed some beaches around here because of bacteria too - but it's because our water levels are too low. Sorry about the disappointment.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Joanna
    Joanna

    Awww I'm really sorry! That absolutely SUCKS! But you definitely made progress regardless and you should feel good about yourself for that!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Wanda
    Wanda

    Boo, that sucks! :(

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Hallie H.
    Hallie H.

    Man, that sucks!! :(

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Nicolette
    Nicolette

    Nice swim, Gavin. Better safe thanks sorry. We've also had problems with that around here, so I haven't taken my daughter swimming in any of of the lakes this summer.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kari E.
    Kari E.

    After all your hard work! But better to hold off than ingest something icky and get sick. And you never regret training, right?

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Wendy
    Wendy

    Oh no, but better safe than sorry!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • David G.
    David G.

    Awful disappointment Gavin, but as you mention at least you're in great swim shape:)

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Chris K.
    Chris K.

    I think I would stage my own event at the pool and swim this distance just to see the payoff of all you effort

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Stacey R.
    Stacey R.

    oh gutted!!! I agree with Chris, stage your own event and make sure you have an after-party!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Trish
    Trish

    aww:( I'm so sorry! I hope you still keep the swimming up!!!:)

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Gary R.
    Gary R.

    Good job. Sorry about the bad news.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Alyssa K.
    Alyssa K.

    That sucks!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Gavin
    Gavin

    Thanks folks, the cancellation made the Scottish tv news (slow news day methinks) agree better safe than sorry, like the idea of a post event party, I think I'll forego the event bit : D though - pizza/ice cream washed down with cider : p

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Marsi K.
    Marsi K. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    UGH!!! Stupid wee beasties... Sorry the event was cancelled. And after all your hard work!! :-( But why pack away the trunks? Who knows what progress you could make between now and next year?!

    over 2 years ago