Jan 072017
 
 January 7, 2017  Posted by  Comments Off on Swim Canary Wharf #2

I went back to the endless pool at Swim Canary Wharf last Thursday lunchtime. Here are the videos from that coaching session. I have definitely improved since my first session and my stroke is much more efficient. I know this from the amount of effort I put in.

I think that part of the benefits of coaching is paying a significant amount of money means that I put a lot of effort into my homework.

The homework is in itself pretty boring and repetitive, but necessary if you want to improve. I am often pretty slow in the pool and I am having to turn off that racing mentality and just stick to the drills. This does mean not getting into races with pepes in the pool – what I am trying to do is to teach an old dog new tricks which is hard!
https://youtu.be/cyHByEfYTYI
https://youtu.be/4QvLqugKzjU
https://youtu.be/sdFqRd6o8aM
https://youtu.be/wJqOLa7lkeo
https://youtu.be/lkVP2Ou2bno
https://youtu.be/GcqN9wRMyio

Here’s what I’ll be up to in the pool for the next month:
https://youtu.be/gDjUA-9LGBs

Nov 032016
 
 November 3, 2016  Posted by  Comments Off on Remembrance Art Trail
Saw a moving installation today which is part of the Remembrance Art Trail.
Nov 032016
 
 November 3, 2016  Posted by  Comments Off on Swim Canary Wharf #1

I went to see Ray Gibbs at Swim Canary Wharf at lunchtime today. It was definitely very worthwhile and now I have my homework to do!

Here are the videos that Ray took and which I am digesting…
https://youtu.be/UlTSOXFukGE
https://youtu.be/gkCYUZDuSmc
https://youtu.be/QjnQ8BTOris
https://youtu.be/oJM89J4C4RE
https://youtu.be/cnd03RPFsKg
https://youtu.be/zW_bdEYb8OM
https://youtu.be/t60ZOvfwdYg
https://youtu.be/HdIi-Z9mrHQ
and here’s my homework
https://youtu.be/TKvKKz1v8KU

Oct 302016
 
 October 30, 2016  Posted by  Comments Off on Landal de Lommerbergen
Last week we took Freya and Ross to the Netherlands for a week, whilst Angus stayed at home with my parents. On Sunday 23 October after dinner we left sunny Southend and stayed at a Premier Inn and caught the Euro Tunnel the next morning. After a quick stop at the obligatory hypermarché to gather [...]
Jul 272016
 
 July 27, 2016  Posted by  Comments Off on Pic of Ross
Here’s a great photo of Ross…