After the technique swim session yesterday, it was time to rest and relax by the main hotel pool, not surprisingly most swimmers and some Coaches and Team Managers got in and had a game of ball. Shot of the afternoon was when Brad threw the ball and accidentally hit Crystal in the head (nothing serious), that cost him and the Purple Adlington Team, 50 points, an explanation of the point system, current scores and the Team that are in the lead are detailed below. Time flew by and after cleaning ourselves up we went for dinner. Towards the end of eating, Team Manager’s announced that there would be a Room Inspection of all rooms to take place in half an hour, at that moment, chins hit the floor and there was a loud screech of chairs against the floor as children stampeded back to their rooms to see just how much mess they had made and to attempt to tidy up. Points were to be given for the tidiest rooms.
Inspections started and surprisingly most of the rooms were in a good state, there were some surprises, (good ones), and some shocks (bad ones), but overall the rooms were neat and tidy.
All rooms were given a score, these scores then divided amongst the room members so that they could then be given to the appropriate Team Colour.
The Team Competition.
We are holding a team competition, the swimmers were all put unto groups before Swim Camp Started, and there are 6 teams. Yellow, White, Purple, Red, Blue and Green. The winning team will each receive a prize.
To start all teams were given one hundred point as all Coaches and Team Managers were so please with the behaviour of every single swimmer on the day of travel, it was a very long tiring day but most importantly trouble free. Gatwick was a very busy airport and everyone behaved well, plus upon our walkabout all lights had gone out by 10pm.
Good behaviour and mini completion winners will gain points.
Now comes the deductions, individual’s lose points for lateness to Swim Sessions, meeting times or meal times.
They also lose points for misbehaviour or leaving belongings anywhere on the complex, as you can guess most points are being lost by leaving things poolside.
Current leaders in the competition are the Red Team – (Jayne’s Team) Freya, Abigail, Kieran, Leah and Matt, however this will not last due to their misdemeanours so far today.!!!
We are trying to finalise the activitites for the rest of this week, so far we are looking at bowling on Monday night, Tuesday is the Water Park (after a well-earned lie in), we will go to the a la Carte Restaurant on Wednesday night. We have also informed the swimmers that there will be a Synchronised Swimming Competition for all Teams,this caused a stir and will hopefully be quite amusing.
Swimming Sessions are going very well and the sets are being adhered to, swimmers are already gaining from using the 50m pool and the younger swimmers being coached by Rob are doing exceptionally well, and showing good improvements in technique, they are improving stamina.
As today is Easter Sunday, everyone was given a Lindt Chocolate Bunny after the early morning session, Thanks to Daren.
Finally for today, the sunshine has brought out the Poet in us.!
This is the Swim Camp Poetical Diary.
Fuerteventura, we are on our way,
Although its going to be an exhausting day,
First flight for Louis,
Big breakfasts for all,
So far so good, we’re having a ball.
The flight a bit bumpy,
But wasn’t too bad,
They got to watch “Frozen”,
For that they were glad.
The coach trip was great,
We thank Garry for that,
Not a tiny bit late, or too overweight.
Off to lands foreign,
Leaving Greenbank behind,
To the voice of our Lauryn,
For no gag could we find.
Day one of our Swim Camp,
Well under way,
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Day two of Swim Camp is underway,
Of training “NOT A HOLIDAY”,
Two hours of a set done and dusted,
Climate, time and salt water adjusted.
Our Walk to the beach was very sunny,
A game of Rugby, very funny,
A try from Michael very near,
‘Til he he was taken out by Leah.
Room inspection time has come,
A worrying time now for some,
The title for this, he thought he had,
But we soon wiped the smile off Brad.
The younger ones surprised us most,
The older ones the perfect host,
The boys who of the age of 11,
Won this comp with a perfect ‘seven’.
Please note uploaded pictures are of low resolution and will be available upon return, details to be finalised. Apologies, some photo’s are duplicated, will rectify ASAP.