With just over a week to go until British Swimming Championships things are heating up and getting a little bit more exciting. This year the British champs doubles up as the trials for the World Championships in Russia at the beginning of August, which I’m aiming to qualify for.
This year the trails will be in my HOME POOL and as you all probably know by now, is the London 2012 Olympic Pool!! Obviously there will still be the usual pre trails nail appointment, but this time I wont be preparing for the week by packing my swim stuff, but doing a food shop… and not having to take my pillow anywhere as I’ll be sleeping in my own bed.
The Olympic pool is one of the most tranquil pools I’ve ever swum in. Picture this – It’s 7 am, its quiet with the sun shining through the glass, and even though it is freezing cold 9 times out of 10 I cant really complain tooooo much about diving in for training. BUT… next week it’ll be the complete opposite. With most of the sessions sold out, the event is going to be huge! The last time any British athlete raced at the Olympic pool was at the Olympic Games; so no doubt their will be many memories that come flooding back.
The final push is over and now it’s time to rest up, sharpen up and get excited about the event ahead. I will be racing, 200 Butterfly, 400 Frontcrawl, 200 Individual Medley and 400 Individual Medley so be sure to keep an eye out, and if you can, pop down, and steal one of the few remaining seats.
Some of my new teammates, alongside some of my old ones will be racing next week too. All with different goals in mind; be sure to keep an eye out for Team LAC swimmers and of course my little Middlesbrough Stars!
That’s all from me for now! No doubt as you read this I’ll be sleeping, eating, or chilling out trying to find something to watch on TV. I’ve just finished watching Sons of Anarchy so I’m a little bit lost now…
Any recommendations for a new series to watch throw them this way – I need a new obsession!