andy’s english channel swim: august 2007

June 13, 2006

Week 2006 06 11

Filed under: swimming training — andy @ 8:45 am

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Back in the saddle with a vengance! A short Robben Island swim (to Blaauwbergstrand) on Tuesday, and a 9km swim on Sunday (6 x 1500m @ about 25 mins; 1 min rest between each) got the mileage up. Oh yes - and consistency is the key!

The Tuesday Robben Island swim was to accompany Schalk on his first crossing. A beautiful day, flat water & sun on our back made for a  comfortable swim of 2hours 20 mins - certainly a respectable time for first-timer Schalk who, I have no doubt, will be back for more soon. Schalk’s commitment is borne out by his training for the event in a fresh water outdoor pool in Johannesburg, which will have been at lower temperatures than the 14 degrees we swam in on Tuesday.