Swimming…. you either love or hate it… you either feel the water or you don’t….
I love swimming and would say that I am a good swimmer – not great, but good.
I took swimming up after a running injury. I wasn’t good but I wasn’t that bad.
Like most things, you have to put the effort in to see the results. I put the effort in and still do.
As a triathlete, you have to focus on swim, bike and run and we have a tendency to focus more on those things we are good at.
Over the winter months, I swim 2/3x a week. One of these sessions is with my Tri20 Triathlon Club every Wednesday morning at 6.30am at Willink Pool which is a 2 minute walk from my house – so no excuses! It’s a great session and ensures that I work hard. The other session are self coached.
The summer months are spent swimming at my local lake – I love the lake in the summer months, especially as it warms up and you don’t need to wear a wetsuit.
I am a Level One triathlon coach and ASA Level 2 swim coach and really enjoy seeing the progress my swim clients make – from being unable to swim 1 length to taking on their first sprint / Olympic triathlon.
Your sad, smelling of chlorine Ironman xxx