Oban club enjoys pyjama party with a difference

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Oban Otters Amateur Swimming Club members dived head first into their pyjama swim fundraiser last week.

Members put on their best nightwear, taking to the pool dressed in onesies, slippers, dressing gowns – and determination.

Swimming has never been so fun and the team has given a new meaning to the word fundraising.

Eleven-year-old Kai Mackechnie, one of Oban Otters’ three performance swimmers said: ‘We all train hard so it’s good to do something for fun every now and again and raise money for the club.’

The event was a hit with swimmers and their coaches.

Oban Otters coach Debbie MacIntyre expressed her pride in the swimmers, giving them credit for the pyjama swim.

Development, junior and performance squads all came together to raise money for the club. Money raised will go towards new equipment, competition costs and training coaches. The club also has a subsidy fund, boosted by fundraising, available to anyone unable to afford training costs.

The club aims to raise at least £600 from sponsorship, according to club president Kat Dowd. Oban Otters and their fans are confident, however, that the club will pass their target with ease.