Olympians take to water with Triscape sport retreat

Olympians David Carry and Keri-anne Payne with Kevin Thomson from the Clydesdale Bank. Picture: Contributed
Olympians David Carry and Keri-anne Payne with Kevin Thomson from the Clydesdale Bank. Picture: Contributed
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Olympic swimmers David Carry and Keri-anne Payne are looking to make a big splash with the launch of a sport and health retreat venture.

Edinburgh-based Triscape, which has attracted funding support from Clydesdale Bank, promises a package of bespoke “sport and wellness camps” around the globe for people “of all sporting abilities”.

The husband and wife duo have successfully competed at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, as well as European and World Championships.

Using relationships forged during their careers, they have brought together some of sport’s top experts to deliver training and support.

Payne is a double world champion and Olympic silver medalist in open water swimming and has been named in the British team for Rio this summer.

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Three-time Olympian and double Commonwealth champion Carry retired after London 2012 when he moved into the world of corporate coaching and leadership.

He said: “Our team of eight specialists has the combined experience of 15 Olympic games behind it, so we really do offer the highest level of coaching and guidance.

“Keri-anne and I come from a swimming background, but we also have Olympian and world record-holding cyclist Jess Varnish on board. As well as athletes we have Scott Gardner, a cycling coach and performance scientist to eight Olympic gold medalists, Team GB’s Kate Jordan, and head physiotherapist for the British triathlon team Emma Deakin.”

Carry added: “The retreats are tailored for customers’ specific goals and needs and take place across the world. This year alone we will be going to Aberdeen, San Francisco, Abu Dhabi and St Lucia.”

The firm has been established with funding from Clydesdale in a deal facilitated by relationship anager Kevin Thomson.

John Brebner, head of the Edinburgh customer banking centre, said: “Clydesdale Bank is proud to support David and Keri-anne to set up their business.

“Their team of world-renowned experts contributes to a compelling business model and a unique experience for their guests around the world. The firm has ambitious growth plans and we look forward to continuing our relationship to help them achieve their aims.”