Howdy, Following on from the success of last Tuesdays evening baths session, I’m pleased to report another successful evening on the Tuesday just gone and again it was great to see non divers turning up for a swim and a drink afterwards!
If you haven’t heard yet, we have moved our weekday pool night to a Tuesday in a bid to open up the sessions to more members and so far the signs are encouraging, we even had a visit to our shores from the shy and reclusive lesser spotted Withey, who although native to these shores, is not due for his migratory visit for at least another couple of months, so it was great to see him in his natural habitat, out of season and who knows, we may have another chance encounter before the end of the season, when he usually hibernates for the winter. So, if we spread the word a bit more, we will soon have a pool full of rare and endangered members!!
Finally, just as we are seeing numbers increase I have to report that the Tuesday session is off next week due to some banks being on holiday (makes my blood boil, they get huge bonuses as well as extra holidays, a load of bankers the lot of them if you ask me!) not to worry though, apparently theres an old queen called Julie Lee on at the diamond?
SS Breda, bombed by German aircraft in 1940 below is a sonar image of how she lies now, Mansfield 735 will be diving her on bank holiday Monday in Oban, Scotland, spaces available post if interested.
Again, many thanks to all of you who are making the effort to get to the pool on Tuesday evenings, it really does make a difference to see a busy pool session and as you all know success breeds success!! We even managed to get a certain Mr Withey to come along!!
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s no doubt you are all aware, I have been concerned with the fall in numbers at the Monday evening pool session at Ashfield school for a while now and no matter what we try to do, or what we try to organise, we struggle to boost attendance!
So, having asked members why they don’t attend the Monday session, one of the main reasons is the day. A lot of you said that the two sessions were too close together and that the Monday night was too close to the weekend, unfortunately, it was the ancient Egyptians who invented the 365 day calendar and Monday has been close to Saturday since the Romans named them!!!!, if only they’d have called Monday Wednesday instead, we could have had a midweek session on a Monday!
Anyway I digress, having scoured the shire for more midweek friendly pool time (believe me, it would be easier looking for a needle at the bottom of Stoney than trying to secure an hours worth of pool time, it’s so over subscribed you wouldn’t believe), we have had a breakthrough, only a small breakthrough but a breakthrough all the same !
As from this week, the pool session will be on Tuesday evenings from 7.45-8.45pm, as I said it’s only a small breakthrough but it’s closer to Wednesday than Monday will ever be.