Considering Madison had premium one-to-one sessions and exclusive small group top quality training during her time at LACPP, I think the time and money spent on the fees was well worth it; even despite the fact that during the last 12 months we only had about 6 land training sessions.
Even though I soon can mothball the expensive LACPP kit because we are changing club, the experience and skill improvement is something that is going to stay for the rest of Madison’s swimming career.
It is a great shame that the club sort of collapsed and a long-term membership is no longer feasible for lack of any type of contingency. I just can’t plan ahead without a plan. There are no plans beyond July and we are looking at another club that seems to be the happiest club I can find.
We’ve asked for a trial and if successful will soon let you know which club we are going to join. But this time I won’t spend £125 on the club kit straightaway, it will be the t-shirt only and then we’ll see how long it is going to last.
I think it is important to stay on the lookout for the best training opportunities and rather change club than stay at the same one out of habit.