I like the early morning sessions, getting up at 4:30 am and then trotting to the bus stop to catch the first bus that takes us straight to the LAC for the 6am session.
Mornings have many extra bonuses, there is the sunrise to watch, the birds singing loudly from the trees at nearby Victoria Park and also the foxes sometimes meet and greet us on our way. But really they are more interested in the rich bins around the area.
I think it is healthy to get up early in the morning, even if it means getting to bed earlier to get enough sleep.
Alexander MacDonald’s training session are the best advanced sessions I have personally had the pleasure to experience from the watching parent point of view. He has many tricks up his sleeve and spends a lot of time on each swimmer. It is really worth the while to get training from him; Alexander trains the National Youth Squad and has some Legacy training too.
I also think that the Talent lane that Tony Ansell runs in the Sharks is great for swimmers who start out the Big Pool training and get 2 hours of special coaching to learn finesse in stroke technique and racing tricks. I think swimmers do not need to be in any swimming club to join Talent Lane run at York Hall and Mile End.
I just wanted to say something good about our local clubs and let you know about it too.