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!

Here’s what I’ll be up to in the pool for the next month:

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…

and here’s my homework

Jun 212016
 June 21, 2016  Posted by  Comments Off on Champion of Champions
On Saturday I became a British Long Distance Swimming Association (BLSDA) Champion of Champions! This event took place in Dover Harbour and consisted of a 5 mile, 3 mile and a one mile swim. There are various cut-off times for each of the swims, so the faster you swim the more rest you get. It [...]
Jun 192012
 June 19, 2012  Posted by  Comments Off on Haircut
This morning I gave myself a haircut. I think I did a pretty good job. I will have a lunch time swim in the sea and then clip off any straggly bits…