After dinner last night the teams were allowed some free time within the complex, which went down well, most, suprisingly retired to their rooms by 9 o’clock.
We woke up this morning to the coolest morning so far, (many were pleased that it was our last early morning swim session), it was also the windiest and that made it a hard session. Coaches were much happier this morning as they managed to buy some coffee flasks to enable them to drink poolside, Daren, Hydration Manager, managed to keep them supplied with coffee as well as the swimmers with plenty of water.
We had the whole pool to ourselves which allowed us to utilise all 6 lanes.
After breakfast we had another short visit to the beach, it’s 30 minutes away by foot, this allowed some to have an ice cream and wet their feet.
This afternoon’s swim session involved the use of T-shirts, shorts and the dreaded rope & sponge for the older swimmers which brought a groan from everyone, the younger ones concentrated on stoke length.
The sun is back out and it’s very warm but it’s still windy, this lead to some very slow lengths into the wind, but the return lengths are super-fast.
Bowling is booked for tonight at 6pm, (I’m sure that some reference to that will be in the poem).
Tomorrow is rest day, so not only do we get a lie in but the swimmers don’t have any swim training, a visit to the nearby water park is planned.
As was expected the Red Team were knocked off the lead in the Team Competition, and replaced by the Yellow Team (Jonathan’s Team), Shelagh, Jack S, Natalie, Josh S and Michael. This as with Red yesterday will not last as a 300 point penalty has been issued due to personal belongings being abandoned. Some hard work and good behaviour will be required if they are to get back into the top three.
All Teams were given a 100 point bonus this was a reward for awareness to hydration requirements, we have plenty of water available and they realise how important it is.
Despite this the Blue Team, (Crystal’s Team), Charlotte, Callum, Kiegan, Dale, Jack H and Eve, have zero points in the competition so far, several penalties were incurred throughout the last 24 hours resulting in this score, they are currently in last place, but this could easily change.
Day 3 started off a little bit cold,
Vaselined and creamed as constantly told,
Pounding the Pool for 2 solid hours,
Then back inside for welcomed hot showers.
A breakfast to follow, fit for a king,
Hard work in the pool does liberties bring,
Shopping or beach was the decision to make,
Retail therapy habits getting harder to break.
The beach was relaxing, with some in the sea,
Some playing ball, some drinking hot tea.
Get ready for tonight with bowling to play,
Team competition for the end of the day,
With strikes and spares, and a few backward balls,
Freya and Shelagh’s almost smashing the walls.
The red team were victors,
With nothing to lose,
The points that are negative
Are those of the blues!.
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