Madison’s school, Raine’s English Department, just published a lovely tweet @RainesEnglish and it says:
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go”. – Dr. Seuss
Certainly true for swimmers, the more you learn the more places you will go.
The better the skill, the better the swim. It is all about skill, without skill, there will be no fast swims.
It is always very uplifting to read about the successes for swimmers like Michael Phelps or Adam Peaty and others whose names stick in our heads because as swimmers and swimmers parents we just read more about what is happening in the swimming world.
Madison I think, like most swimmers need to learn the skills really well to make the most of the swimming opportunities that are out there.
So far we went to competitions within the London area and visited all sorts of clubs and pools, perhaps, with more skill we’ll be able to take part in competitions that are in other places. I needed to purchase a railcard to make train travel affordable because some competitions are outside of town. Soon, for the first time, Madison will go abroad for a swimming camp in Spain. That is a very exciting activity to look forward to.
Though I must say, the London region has a very good pool that attracts other swimmers to come and compete here. We are in a good place. In about 10 days time the Middlesex County Championships take place in the London Aquatics Centre and soon also an international open level 1 meet will be held there.