Well what a summer we have had in the UK, the weather has been amazing, the events have been really well organised and the achievements and results people have accomplished were fantastic.
|Emma and Pip preparing for their race.|
In May 2013 the water temp reached 11 degrees. The brave swimmers started to venture into the open water for their first swims of the year, all training or preparing for their season of races, events, challenges and goals.
The Active Blu venue has Britain's most breath taking views to swim from, in the heart of the Lake District we are lucky to have the stunning scenery as our back drop and our permanent training venue.
|Active Blu Venue|
Active Blu saw record numbers join us for the Thursday Night Training Sessions on Windermere. The 21 sessions attracted people of all abilities and from across the country and the world.
|Thursday Night Sessions.|
The OW courses and clinics also attracted vast numbers of Swimmers and Triathletes, the mix of theory and practical components offered the swimmers greater understanding of the sport and led to a marked improvement, these were not just shown by their times in the water but also their confidence.
Active Blu also saw successful results within the pool squad, with every member of the team reducing their swim times from anywhere between 5 - 7 seconds per 100m over a 10 week period. To get involved in the 2014 squad, check out: www.activeblu.co.uk
As winter draws near, it is a great time to hop into the pool and work on some of the issues you may feel hold you back in the water. If you need a little help - book in with me for a video analysis session and I will help you on your way. To book a session for 2014 email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I really just wanted to say a massive well done to everyone this season, we saw many of our seasoned athletes achieving great personal bests and others meeting their goals and personal challenges. I also wanted to thank our safety team, which are now the most highly qualified and experienced in the UK, as they has all now passed their BCU Lifeguards SESA award. So you are in good hands.
|John and Frances - Safety Crew.|
One last thing - Many of you know I am out in Perth helping with Coach Education, squad training and video analysis. I will run a weekly blog - with all the secrets from down under. Sign up for the latest Training tips, programmes and ideas at www.activeblu.co.uk.