Day 2 started with me wanting to stay in bed and my sister staying in bed, not the best start. The morning sessions weren't overly relevant to my sister and after the faff with trains and a busy day on Saturday I was kind enough to let her sleep...aka I couldn't wake her up! The … Continue reading Dover Channel Training Conference Part 2
The end is in sight – Dover Part 3
Everyone (that was awake) was excited. We were pretty sure the 3rd swim would be our final swim and I think as a result, subconsciously, we had all decided to give it absolutely everything we had. Dean was up and went in smiling, had an amazing swim and came out looking like the Cheshire cat and … Continue reading The end is in sight – Dover Part 3
Dover – A waiting game
Once we were all organised and settled we shouted goodbye to the people onshore and we were off! After 14 years of unfinished buisness with the English Channel it was time to finish it.
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
I haven’t written a training update for several weeks now because I’ve got a bit stuck with what to write and where to start. I think every blogger and writer gets ‘writers block’ sometimes, but the key is to find out why and figure out how to fix it. For me, I think I just … Continue reading Training Update
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 Guides … Continue 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 I … Continue reading To be inclusive think FRIENDS
New Year, New Things!
Its been a long time since I wrote a blog, no real excuse apart from a lack of motivation to write and being busy having fun (mostly). It’s the start of February and planning for swim events is in full swing. I have been lucky enough to have my first ever sponsored event – The … Continue reading New Year, New Things!
My first 10 Weeks of Winter Swimming
I have learnt many things over my first few months of winter swimming and I am so glad that I decided to set myself the challenge of swimming skins through winter. I've learnt so much about how my body reacts to different temperatures and situations both physically and mentally. Ive also learnt just how far … Continue reading My first 10 Weeks of Winter Swimming
Good Days, Bad Days and some in-between…
I didn’t post a blog last week as I have been struggling a lot with my pain and fatigue but I am improving, a bit, and I have had the chance to get some decent swims in this week. Monday started with a tough session with BRJ in the pool and once again I … Continue reading Good Days, Bad Days and some in-between…