Another weekend, another gala. 🎖. Our team came and competed with new PBs but more importantly for us they get the competitive experience, be part of our team, put into action all the technical skills they have learnt and gives them the hunger to continue their swimming journey 💪🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Swim training 2010ish; I learnt to front crawl properly at the grand old age of 25. I tried a swim club but toddler that doesn’t sleep vs 9.30-10.30pm swim....hmm probably not and public swimming sessions give me the rage 😂💙🐠🏊🏻♀️
"Glorious" & "Amazing" were the words heard on shore at the end of our 06.30 swim this morning.
Perfect conditions again. Everyone made the most of them.
Thank you again to our committed swimmers and safety crew
Bloody champions one and all today... 16C water and cooler than that air temp . And you're still swimming , smiling and getting the job done. Did anyones arms or legs fall off ? Nope💥🏊♂️🤙🏊♀️ and you're one up on those that said 'too cold, I'll take another hour in the sleep pit thanks '
Special shout out to The General (The lovely Barbara and Ruth) on achieving lifetime best 15km swims at the weekend . Well done you inspirational legends. Plenty of lessons learnt (in swimming and life) for these two on this swim as in 'mind says you cant but then you do and realise you can' that understanding that your mind is trained to keep you safe and in doing so will set cautious limits your body has no idea about !
What else did these girls learn in the school of open water marathon swimming ? Don't anticipate good weather !! It is what it is ... train for it. And just keep swimming. Feeds ... don't muck around. It's time wasted, its heat wasted and it could be distance wasted. Practice your feeds - better that than having Phil give you a hurry up in the middle of Cook Strait 😉 Toilet stops 🙈 Believe it or not the undoing of many a swim. Practice EVERYTHING you may need to do in a big swim.
Enjoy these rants ? I'm group ranting 4 x a week in London 6.10am Monday , 7am Tues and Thurs , 8am Sat in association with my mates at #Swimtrek#FitandAbel#Openwaterswim#Outdoorswim#MarathonSwim#Swimtechnique#SwimFitness#2020
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It’s the attention to detail by our swim coaches that we know makes the difference 💥❤️ 📸credit Mandy 😊
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These are my medals from my May swimming challenges! 🏅🏅 I swam 30km for the Swim the Distance challenge, and 20 miles for the Race at Your Pace challenge. Not all in one go, I hasten to add, but spread across the whole month. I mostly swim about 2km in each session, but it just depends how much time I have and how busy the pool is. I just love swimming, and signing up to these challenges helps to keep me motivated. I love how fit I'm getting and how I'm toning up, but mostly how it works much better than pain killers on all my joints and back ache. I never thought I could be one of those people who could swim loads of laps and 2km is 100 laps in the 20m pool I usually go to. So it just goes to show what you can end up doing once you get started. I've met some lovely people there too have had plenty of laughs along the way. The only downside seems to be that I think I constantly smell of chlorine but well there are worse things to smell of! 🏊♀️🌊
HAPPY HEALTHY SUNDAY TEAM...TRX PUSH UPS WITH RISERS FOR DEEP PUSH UPS I WAS PUSHING NUMBER 42 ON THIS VIDEO. BUT ONLY 22 OF THEM FOR OUR AMAZING TROOPS AND CANCER SURVIVORS. #TRAINER#PAMFIT#SWIMFITNESS#GYMSWIMRAT
Clear Your Mind Of Can’t! If you push yourself and think positive and keep trying, your body can achieve what your mind wants it to. I have to remind myself of the mental game you have to win when trying a new sport.
When I first started running, I would mentally argue with myself about how many more miles I could run....then I learned to think positive and let my legs carry me while my mind cheered them on. When I first started lifting, heavy weights and new exercises intimidated me for fear of doing it wrong or not being able to complete the rep at all because of lack of strength. However, I learned to not care what I looked like while I tried a new exercise and to not fear not being able to lift something because I could always decrease my weight if I needed to and it would fuel my desire to get stronger to master that particular weight.
Now I find myself having the similar struggle while taking on swimming. Training through the physical challenges of swimming (breathing, kicking, range of motion, timing), but also the internal mind game my brain and I are having. “I Can and I Will” is what I have to tell myself as I go down this new fitness road. “I Can and I Will”. Love that my girl wrote out some training tips for me to read through and work on in the pool. I will take her tips and keep working! Baby steps!