Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
You are never going to believe this! I went to Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster, Essex to give Open Water Swimming a try. I was so nervous, the thought of swimming with FISH gave me goose bumps!
But I was determined to give it a bash even though I knew there were going to be FISH in the lake, Keeley Bullock one of the coaches from SwimForTri leant me a wetsuit.
I put the wetsuit on and proceeded to the waters edge, I was now getting closer to those FISH. I did not want to look frightened in front of the other experienced Tri-athletes, So I gritted my teeth and started walking closer and closer to those FISH it felt like I was in Jaws the movie. I slowly edged my way into the water first my feet then my body and before I knew it, I started swimming, I could not stop thinking about those FISH.
But once I got in, it was surprisingly enjoyable; not that bad if you don’t think about what is in the water. I am so proud of myself right now. By the way, did I mention there were FISH in the water? I am such a brave girl. I feel all grown up. sitting here grinning like a Cheshire cat.
Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 10:53 am
Here are my Results
18th MD Heat 50m Freestyle S9 7th
21st MD Heats 100m Backstroke S9 5th
15th MD Heats 200m Individual Medley S9 8th
14th MD Heat 100m Breaststroke SB8 3rd
MD (Multi Disability) events up against all disabilities
This was predominantly an able-bodied event with some multi disability events mixed in. I qualified for 5 events but choose to enter just 4 in my disability classification, which is S9 SB8 SM9. The competition was over 5 days at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.
Sunday, July 8th, 2012 at 12:00 am
On the 8th July 2012 I passed the
ASA Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics (QCF)
I am now qualified and able to plan, deliver and evaluate a set of consecutive lessons utilising the National Plan for Teaching Swimming.
The course had 8 units, all of which had to be successfully completed to gain this qualification
Unit 201: Understanding the FUNdamentals of coaching/teaching sport
Unit 202: Understanding how to develop participants through coaching/teaching sport
Unit 203: Understanding the FUNdamentals of child development in coaching/teaching sport
Unit 204: Understanding the principles of evaluating coaching/teaching practice
Unit 205 TA: Plan a series of aquatic teaching sessions
Unit 206 TA: Prepare the aquatic teaching environment
Unit 207 TA: Deliver a series of aquatic teaching sessions
Unit 208 TA: Monitor and Evaluate aquatic teaching sessions
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 12:00 pm
The Westborough School in Westcliff-on-Sea celebrated the Olympic Torch (Schools) hand over with a little help from Jo-Jo