Training Diary – Hastings

Day 1 On Monday morning we packed the car up with mine, my parents and Regies bags and a few food items before heading off on the road. We got away by about 11am and although I was looking forwards to an intense week of training, I was quite anxious about simply going to Hastings.Continue reading “Training Diary – Hastings”

Coaching Development Day at Swim Cube

  For a couple of years now I have wanted to go to The Swim Cube to have my stroke analysed and see if there are any improvements I could make and for Christmas 2021 my parents got me a voucher to go. I was so excited about finally going and trying to understand myContinue reading “Coaching Development Day at Swim Cube”

2022 Training Blog is a go!

  Training has finally kicked in full pelt and from now on I will do weekly training blogs! Over the past few weeks I have slowly been building up the number of swims I am doing, the distance I have covered and also how many outdoor swims I get each week too. This week IContinue reading “2022 Training Blog is a go!”

When I went to hang out with the Beavers…

  One thing I have always been passionate about my entire life is to be kind and to give back and help where you can. Growing up I started as a Beaver, then went into Rainbows and Girlguiding all the way up to being a Ranger. I learnt a heck of a lot with GuidesContinue reading “When I went to hang out with the Beavers…”

To be inclusive think FRIENDS

  When you are an open water swimmer with a disability a common message and email you find yourself sending is this: “Dear …… I am an open water swimmer and am interested in ….(event)…however I have a disability that means I am a wheelchair user. I can walk short distances using crutches so IContinue reading “To be inclusive think FRIENDS”

Kendal Mountain Festival Part 2

  After spending the night dreaming of talking to a room full of cabbages I woke up feeling surprisingly rested but quite sore. We got up at around 8.45am as we had to head to the hotel restaurant for breakfast, it was the first meal we had had at the hotel, and it was incrediblyContinue reading “Kendal Mountain Festival Part 2”

Kendal Mountain Festival Part 1

  I am not entirely sure where to begin on such an amazing weekend but I have to start somewhere so I think to begin with I will start with some thank yous: The biggest thank you goes to my absolutely amazing sister, Laura, or my big fishy. Without Laura acting as my carer/helper forContinue reading “Kendal Mountain Festival Part 1”

World Swim Day 2021 – What swimming has done for me

Saturday was World Swim Day and I wanted to write something about what swimming has done for me. Swimming has almost always been part of my life and without it I felt lost. I had about 5 years after my accident with no swimming and during that time my life changed drastically, I became disabled,Continue reading “World Swim Day 2021 – What swimming has done for me”

Winter swimming is finally here!

  If you have followed my blog, then you will know that when I swam 2-way Windermere I was wearing a wetsuit. This was because I didn’t know how my body would react to the cold as most of the swimming I have done in open water since getting back into it 5 years agoContinue reading “Winter swimming is finally here!”

Travelling to Nottingham in a Wheelchair

  Last weekend was a big deal for me, it was been exciting, stressful, panic inducing, wonderful and simply fantastic. I have always been nervous about travelling alone since I have been disabled. This is because as much as I don’t like to think it and don’t feel it, I am vulnerable. Many more thingsContinue reading “Travelling to Nottingham in a Wheelchair”

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