Getting in the swim

Mike Glancy, Matlock Water Polo Club
Mike Glancy, Matlock Water Polo Club

by Colin Ingley

Last Tuesday’s New Bath Hotel training session has finally convinced people that the warm season is here to stay for a while.

This was the fourth go at the open air pool in preparation for the charity Great North Swim later this month.

The first session was wet and miserable, the second was hours before snowfall and the last time it was hailing as people entered the water.

“The jinx has finally been laid to rest,” commented club welfare officer Mike Glancy straight after a beautiful evening’s swimming in which the extra heat forced him to cast aside the wetsuit.

It is hoped that the last session in two weeks’ time will be met by a similar climate. The after-swim Bovril certainly tasted better in the new official club tea cup, now on sale in support of our Tiny Tim Trust charity.

Former club member Kevin Sellors, widely condemned after passing up the original purchase offer, had reportedly ordered 21 to cover for each main meal of the week, at the time of going to press.

Tonight’s game at top league side Southwell is another test for Matlock as the team continues to look for progress in a busy yet exciting time.

A large away support is anticipated.