Subject: Blog from an Old Dog!!
On Day 1 it quickly became clear to me that I was about the weakest swimmer of this happy group of 13 – and I was pretty daunted by that! Could Jo and Sandra really teach ‘an old dog new tricks’ in 5 days!
So here we are on Day 5: we have exercised our Core, we have swum every possible drill in the pool and completed a long sea swim challenge.
Over the week we have swum a total of 12916 metres in the lovely Lanzarote sunshine! And how do I feel as that ‘mature dog’ in need of complete swim technique overhaul and confidence lacking?
I’ve been challenged and pushed, drilled and repositioned to establish that optimal front crawl. It’s been hard – but never boring! Jo and Sandra have been Great Coaches and SO positive and made me feel as though I Really COULD be better!
The group has been friendly and supportive of each other and it’s been great fun – new firm friends made!
I’d like to say I overtook a few today – but as everyone has improved massively – I’m still towards the back – but that doesn’t matter as I’m faster and much better equipped to keep improving and build on my new found skills. With a training plan in place I’m looking forward to some miraculous swim times in 2018!!!