western baths, beatson

Western Baths Members and staff raise over £1,000 for The Beatson

29th Mar 2016

On Saturday the 12th March the Western Baths Club organised a Class-A-Thon where staff James and Michael led participants for five hours of continuous fitness classes.  Fuelled only by sweets, bananas and determination these hardy souls battled through metafit, boxercise, aerobics and others to get to the end.

At the same time members and staff had brought in home baking and set up a stall - sadly by the time the hardy souls had completed all their classes the lovely cakes had all been sold!

western baths, beatson

The final act of the day came when Sam Wilson took on the challenge of setting a new baths record for number of lengths completed continuously on the travelling rings (See below).  For anyone not acquainted with the Western Baths, it is one of only three swimming pools in the UK with rings suspended from ropes above the pool.  There are seven rings which cover the length of the pool (27 metres) and you have to swing from the first to the seventh ring to achieve one length.  Sam managed to complete an incredible 79 lengths, which is a record which may never be beaten! Well done Sam!

A massive thank you to everyone who took part in the day, we truly appreciate your efforts and generosity raising money for Beatson patients and their families.