Spanish Olympic Swimmers Seek Local Help to Stay Afloat
Broadstone sports shop SOS Swim, who supply a wide range of swimwear and equipment, were initially wary when they received a large on-line order for sports equipment from Spain but for delivery in the UK.
“ We thought that it may have been the start of an elaborate scam,” said Maureen Bursey, owner of the Broadstone based business.”After a couple of ‘phone calls we established that the order was genuine and was in fact to supply the Spanish team in their preparations for this summer’s Olympics!”
SOS have seen business boom with the summer of sport and are looking forward to a bumper year with the extra coverage that swimming will receive on television over the coming weeks. “We are so excited to be part of the Olympics and to fly the flag locally. Now that the sun is finally shining people will think of getting to the beach or pool for a swim.”
Swimming is a great form of exercise for all abilities; it burns calories and exercises virtually every muscle in your body without putting undue stress on joints and it’s an excellent cardiovascular workout. If you are thinking about toning up ready to hit the beach or just want to improve your overall fitness swimming could be the answer.
Maureen’s success is nothing short lived; If you were a child that learnt to swim in the 80’s or 90’s in Dorset, the chances are it was Maureen that taught you! She founded the business in 1985; initially as a swimming school, developing into a specialist supplier of swimwear. The shop was opened in 1999 and is now a major online supplier of all things swimming related for customers of all abilities. – SOS count top ranking athletes such as Olympic medalist Cassie Patten & the Great Britain Military Pentathlon Team as clients, as well as many others.