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!”

Training Update

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 justContinue reading “Training Update”

2022 Events booked…and training begins!

  This week has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster and, being honest, my head has been all over the place.  Good for my training, not so good for my pain.

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”

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 – TheContinue reading “New Year, New Things!”

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 IContinue reading “Good Days, Bad Days and some in-between…”

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”

10 Years

  This week marks the 10 year anniversary of my cycling accident that triggered all my current health issues, including my Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. After the day of that accident my life changed forever but at the time, I didn’t realise the result of the accident would be so drastic and haveContinue reading “10 Years”

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