Swimming must be the Best sport, looking at those pics, the week in Spain is at the half-way mark and swimmers are having a wonderful time training in the sunny pool of Torremolinos Sports Abroad.
The first Olympic swimming took place in 1896 in the Bay of Zea but was only available for women since 1912 in Stockholm Sweden.
Now we do start to recognise that swimming has a beneficial effect on health for all ages and school children learn better when swimming.
There are now many swimming competitions held all year round and our next big event will be the London Regional Championships held at the London Aquatics Centre and Crystal Palace.
The swim camp in Torremolinos is an extra special Easter break treat and prepares nicely for the competitions ahead, culminating in the British Summer champs, European Champs.
Assembling pool-side in Torremolinos
On the blocks
Ready – steady – swim
It’s just perfect timing to go to the Spain training camp shortly prior to the Regionals taking place. What a wonderful swimming way to spend the Easter break full of useful activities.
I forgot to mention in my last post, Yes, we are really going to Swimcamp in Malaga this Easter break with Hackney Aquatics, a camp run by Sports Abroad.
It’s like all birthdays and Christmases have come together here. We are counting down the days till this exciting swim camp.
Flights are booked, and now we are thinking about not much else. What a wonderful sweetener to complement all our competition chores and school exams.