OK so the weather had been and was still average so the Vladswim Sat swim was moved to Boy Charlton Pool. This didn’t seem to deter many and we had a roll up of 16 people of which 13 did the full 100×100. This was a first for this distance for Anna D, Karl, Fiona, Matilda which was great and a good confidence booster leading into the South Head swim in may. Julie K even managed 9km which was pretty good since she did her usual and turned up 30 mins in. I may have used my gentle persuasion methods to get her to do the final 400. I’m sure you get a visual of me at the end of the pool with my stick.
Marty stayed in and got his tally to 15, Peter D got to 45 for the week and as I sit here under my brolly at the pool John Jameson is still swimming
into his 8th hour and just over 21km done with another 6 to go. At least
I won’t be sunburnt today.
Things learnt today were:
Yes you do need a bit more than just water to swim that far I can swim a sub 130 at the end of 10km Between 7-8km is very hard mentally.
Coffee tastes fantastic after 5km of swimming ( see photo) It’s amazing what I can achieve if my brain is in the right spot and I have a team around me for support.
A fantastic effort by everyone today. Well done and rest day tomorrow and back to pool for easy session on Monday.
Coach Charm for the Vladswim team