Cornwall, Day 5 – The Magic of Night Swimming

Something I have always loved is night swimming, be it in the river, lake or sea; there is nothing else like it and you’ll only understand it if you have done it but I will try to explain. When it is completely dark and you’re entering the water it makes you use your other senses as … Continue reading Cornwall, Day 5 – The Magic of Night Swimming

A long swim in Looe

It was an early (for me) start on Wednesday and we had decided to make it my long swim day. As a result of the temperature (since I am not used to swimming long periods of time in it) we decided to do a split swim. We were aiming for two 3-hour long swims. We … Continue reading A long swim in Looe

Cawsands and Jellyfish – Day 3

Tuesday was another new swim spot - I was loving going to all these different places and basically getting a tour of Cornwall. I enjoyed Loretta pointing things out to me on the drives and I especially enjoyed the views! I was quite tired by now and thankfully had a lay in followed by a very … Continue reading Cawsands and Jellyfish – Day 3

Cornwall Day 2 – Readymoney Cove

Despite feeling the need to rest after day 1 I had a morning of meetings. It started with a meeting with someone from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire who oversees the Make a Difference Award finalists. We discussed not only the MADA awards but also possible interviews and features that other areas of the BBC may be … Continue reading Cornwall Day 2 – Readymoney Cove

Tusker Swim Camp 2023 – The Final Swims

Sunday rolled round and I was actually a little nervous, I had already completed my 6 hour qualifier swim for my channel swim so there was less pressure on me to swim for 6 hours but I was tired and sore after a busy few days. The organiser had found somewhere to borrow a beach … Continue reading Tusker Swim Camp 2023 – The Final Swims

Tusker Swim Camp 2023 – Part 1

I’ve never been on a swim camp before so wasn’t sure what to expect but what I hoped was that I would get some decent time and distance swimming in the sea, learn about nutrition and the best way to feed when you need to be quick but still take on enough carbs to keep … Continue reading Tusker Swim Camp 2023 – Part 1

The Qualifier

On Sunday morning we had to get up a little earlier than the previous day because we had to check out of the hotel before we left for the beach, thankfully we could leave our suitcases at the hotel till later!  I woke up rested and with a few nerves but SO excited to have … Continue reading The Qualifier

Dover Day 2

Saturday morning came round much quicker than I wanted so when my alarm clock went off, I snoozed it. My sisters alarm went off and she snoozed it, my alarm went off again and I turned it off, pulled the duvet up and turned over trying to go back to sleep. Sadly (sort of), my … Continue reading Dover Day 2

Another English Channel Adventure – Dover Training Day 1

At the start of May I went to Great Yarmouth on holiday with my parents in the hope of getting multiple sea swims in over the week. Sadly, it didn't work out the way I wanted as I found it very difficult to get to the sea due to the distance of the water from … Continue reading Another English Channel Adventure – Dover Training Day 1

April Training Blog

April was a ridiculously busy month with some big swims and some fun coaching too! I have still been building distance, improving my speed and my consistency too but, my main aim for the month was increasing the amount of open water swims I was getting and increasing the time I am in the cold … Continue reading April Training Blog