It’s been awhile since I’ve posted! but since my last post, I’ve been on holiday (twice), it’s the start of the new season, a new head coach, new focus, GCSE’s and life just getting more manic!
I’ve just completed a busy weekend of racing at the Manchester International Open. It was fantastic to swim and be in the same company as LiamTancock, Fran Halsall, Roberto Pavoni, Hannah Miley, Molly Renshaw and loads more swimming stars.
We arrived in Manchester on the Friday afternoon, checked in at the hotel had a walk around the massive Trafford Centre followed by a good meal and a great night's’ sleep.
Saturday saw a mixed bag of results, my 1500m free was off a little but I had good personal best times on both the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke. Had a great night relaxing with my family,
another brilliant meal and a good laugh back at the room later on :)
Sunday morning saw a big hearty breakfast and a trip to the pool for the middle session. Again, I had personal best times on 200 IM, and 100 backstroke. I managed to take gold (in my age group)
for the 400 freestyle and also got Fran Halsall’s autograph along with an Arena swimming hat too!
So, even with a cough and a cold, I had a good weekend of swimming which will be a starting point to build upon for the rest of the season.
See you next time J