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End of the season

overtaquatixby overtaquatixSep 25th 2010
Today I had a lovely time at the OneMileSwim at Roadford Lake in Devon. The swim is held in aid of Hospiscare, a local charity. It's a beautfiul venue and again the weather gods looked down kindly on a gloriously sunny (but quite chilly) day with barely a breath of wind.

And with that event, the season (for me) draws to a close. It's quite a busy weekend with The Wales Swim at Tenby on Friday, the OneMileSwim and Swim the Mencap Mile (Dorney Lake, Eton) both on Saturday, and the Great Salford Quays Swim (no prizes for guessing the venue) and the final race in the 3.8km AquaSphere Powered Long Swim Series (also Dorney Lake) to be held tomorrow. But the temperatures start to drop and there are no more open water swims (that I have been able to find) this year. And the first swim that I can find in 2011 is in June, the best part of 9 months away.

Sadly, we don't live in the greatest part of the world for Open Water Swimming, so we have to buckle down in the pool to keep the fitness levels and speed up. The Aspire Channel Swim helps to motivate me to get back in the pool on Monday, but after that the evenings are dark and it gets even harder to persuade myself that it is all worthwhiile. Still, I cannot afford to slip any further down the rankings or build up any more seal-blubber around the waistline. So I will do everything I can to get to the pool as often as possible.
KarlosGambill6by member: KarlosGambill6, Aug 10th 2011 08:35
Quite an interesting post, like the way share your experience with us. Looking forward for it. Was wondering are you a professional swimmer?

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davianmcllmby member: davianmcllm, Sep 3rd 2011 12:02
It was a nice end to a pre season that had a rough start after he was called out by offensive coordination, well thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us..

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BrentSimpsonby member: BrentSimpson, Sep 6th 2011 06:24
Its quite interesting to know about your experience; By the way I will come again to know more about open water swimming. web developer
AnnaCarrby member: AnnaCarr, Sep 23rd 2011 14:04
Sport is not the easiest of things to do no matter what age, what size you are and believe me, the month I have just had has been one of the most intense of my life.

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SwimBlogsby member: SwimBlogs, Jul 18th 2012 10:12
Great blog, have you any new targets for this season overtaquatix?
OneMileSwim coming to a lake in Devon soon
overtaquatixby overtaquatix Sep 23rd 2010
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