As a parent helper I have now chosen to branch out into Open Water officiating. Open Water competitions take place only in the summer months, well from June onwards.
There are plenty of Open (Open) Water competitions throughout England this year.
Anybody can join any meet as long as under-18’s are supervised by a club coach or designated club official. But read the conditions on each individual event to be sure.
One can make a great weekend out of it by booking into local B&B and attending the swim. Fresh air is often guaranteed in the country based locations.
I am learning the phonetic alphabet, pronunciation of the numbers for radio communication purposes.
The final list of national qualifiers to be published on the 8. June 2018 for the national swimmers on the Swimmingorg website.
Madison did not qualify for England or British events and Hackney does not have a relay team.
The best course of action is to drive forward training and get as much strength conditioning as possible.
We need to think about qualifying for next year’s counties and regionals. With the long summer break, Madison does not want to drop down in the performance levels over that 5 weeks rest period. Madison will go to a week-long swim camp.
Some clubs offer sponsored swims, which help train for distance, there are also several 800 and 1500 meter events. Then of course there are Open water swims, which span from 2km to 5km normally. Madison’s distance would be 3km. We entered an Open Water event, details to follow.
Any type of training is good training as long as it helps the progress of the swimmer. All activities like walking, running, climbing or other sports will help to preserve and enhance conditioning.
We purely choose our events and activities according to the benefit for training progress. The more we pay and the more we want to gain from the activity.