Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Another scorcher at the pool ... sun, no wind and the thermometer hanging on a thin rope in the deep end of the pool still showed 10C ... we are all in for a treat!
some (Chris, Kate and Sue B) are chatting/relaxing while others ...
like Alex are already swimming!
just image ... Kate informed us that (poor) Nando, Tricky and Ann who all shared a mini cab to get them safely to Heathrow for their flight to Rio ... missed their flight ... !
what a bummer!
flip flops, orange camera (and I !) waiting patiently for (orange cap) Alex to return to base
not sure who this swimmer is ...
but according to his cap he took part in our cold water champs!
Kate getting her swim in before heading off
to join the teachers strike march in Central London
stretch this arm ... just a little more, Kate !
Ian (back in his wetsuit) racing Nick on two lengths of the pool
Ian pipped Nick .. who later (in the sauna) reflected on his swim by thinking he has "lost his edge ..."
but quickly readjusted his thinking by adding ...
" the water is still not warm enough for me to get the best out my body"
that's the spirit Nick !
"Lonesome Chris" started off swimming on his own this morning as sparring partner Sue R. was in a meeting about the plans of The Building ...
he swam 10 lengths on his own and added another 8 when Sue finally got in ... which (to Chris' astonishment) made it "A MILE for Chris!!" ... in 10C!
well done, U!
After my swim I jumped back in (more toward the half way mark of the pool)
to get more action - and got another big smile from Kate!
after his "win", Ian was up for more serious training ,
hand paddles and all ...
here, he has just pushed off and is about to pull back for his first stroke
followed by fully stretching out ...
I love the rippling wave the water makes above Ian's body