Day 3 started off rather cloudy and as it was half a day didn’t look very inviting to sunbathe later. However, we all met up early at 07:45 (eeks) and a short walk to the sandy beach. Into wetsuits and then Jo explained that we needed to put our sighting that we learned yesterday into practice, so we were to head out to a diving platform, then onto a white buoy that was out there somewhere, couldn’t see it myself, but I thought no doubt I’ll see if eventually. Made the white buoy and quite surprised myself at how comfortable I felt, the tuition is paying off. Then we had to pair up and swim alongside each other and sight again, then a little bit of drafting and back to the shore. It was a first for me – 1500 metres which I thought I’d never do that without drowning.
Breakfast afterwards, I was certainly ravenous and a much needed coffee restored my energy levels. Then back into pool for some drills. It was a new experience for me trying to get my head around the touch turn, and is something that I’ll have to practise, but I can see how much more efficient and fast it would be in a race.
This afternoon is a much needed rest and the sun is out for a spot of sunbathing. Happy days.
I have learned SO much and it’s only Day 3, I feel that my stroke is improving and hopefully I am slightly faster 🙂