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Thread: Evening Mermeet at Scarborough Beach Pool 24th March 2019

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    Evening Mermeet at Scarborough Beach Pool 24th March 2019

    Inspired by meeting all the lovely Perth Merpod people from the facebook group (I'm not on facebook anymore, so a deep thank you to the members who let me know it was on)
    I've hired a lane for merswimming at Stirling Leisure Centre's Scarborough Beach Pool for two hours on the 24th March. If I get a good response, I'll add another lane. Deep pool, 25 metre lane.
    But please, *you must let me know*.

    It's an evening swim, 5.45pm -7.45pm so no need for sunscreen! The pool is saltwater chlorine and is heated, and in a very nice location. Lockers are free!

    You'll still need to pay your entry fee, I don't mind hiring the lanes, but I'm not going to pay for everyone! :-)

    Stirling Leisure Centres will want you to do a swim test (50 metres, any stroke you like without touching the bottom) which I suggest you arrange doing beforehand (even on another day) so as not overwhelm the lifeguards doing the assessment.
    You'll also need to sign a liability form. Unfortunately they also don't let you use silicone tails - I wish they would! Also sadly they don't allow photography - but it is just such a lovely place to swim.

    Please let me know your email by private message if you're interested and I'll email you the SLC's paperwork for you to peruse. Also to give me an idea of numbers to see if I need to hire another lane. We will need to take turn and turn about for spotting, but I don't think that will be onerous, I'm not intending to swim solidly for 2 hours.

    Dinner at your discretion before or afterwards at the wide array of choices along the Scarborough foreshore.

    Public transport - catch the train to Glendalough and then the 990 bus which terminates at Scarborough Beach.

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    Senior Member Pod of Oceania Kwilena's Avatar
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    Two merfolk attending at least. :-)

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    Pity they don't allow silicone tails, because Scarbourough is pretty close to me. I guess I really have to pull foot and get myself a fabric tail haha!
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    You're more than welcome to borrow a fabric from us if it didn't feel completely horrible last time.
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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    It didn't feel horrible, I just wasn't used to swimming in a fabric tail after so long haha I'll see how I go, because the mahina monofin in the tail that I borrowed from Mermaid Sophia gave me some pretty nasty blisters! Oh the perks of being a mer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Water Phoenix View Post
    It didn't feel horrible, I just wasn't used to swimming in a fabric tail after so long haha I'll see how I go, because the mahina monofin in the tail that I borrowed from Mermaid Sophia gave me some pretty nasty blisters! Oh the perks of being a mer!
    Yeah, those Mahina blisters are the worst! I very rarely forget my neoprene socks these days! I really like the Mermaid Kat monofins (the only one I've tried besides the Mahina and the2tails ones) - comfort, mermaidy shape and pretty reasonable power.
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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    Senior Member Pod of Oceania Kwilena's Avatar
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    I've been informally notified that maybe 6 people will be joining us on Sunday, but none of them have emailed me as requested, so I just have to take it on faith. I've hired a second lane, so if no one turns up, well, we're going to have a lot of space to fool around in. :-)
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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    Senior Member Pod of Oceania Kwilena's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by the.tattooed.mermaid78 View Post
    Oh man if I lived near you I'd deffo come

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    And we'd love to have you visit! *finbump*
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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    I just looked at your profile and seen where abouts you are and I seen Scarborough beach Australia lol. It's so confusing because I live in the UK and there is a place about 3 hours drive from me also called Scarborough lol

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    Yes, the Scarborough here is named after your one. :-)
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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    I'm sure your one has its merits. :-)
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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    I live in Co Durham in the north east of the UK and am trying to find any pods in this area

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    Senior Member Pod of Oceania Kwilena's Avatar
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    Okay Perth merfolks me and Merbloke Nyola will be there to welcome you all from about 5:00pm, at least one mer is coming early to do their swim test for the venue.
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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    5 happy merfolk so far. Hitting the water in less than 10!

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    Hopefully everyone had a nice time! Myself and Nyola certainly did. Thank you to all the attendees for coming and to the staff at Scarborough Pool who looked after us very well.
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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