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That’s A Wrap

And so draws to a close an historical summer in London. Not that London is short of historical but this summer has certainly been one for the books. London 2012; Some of the most competitive and entertaining Olympic swimming ever, both in the pool and to my surprise the Serpentine delivered an amazing event in the 10km open water. The support and noise at the Paralympics has been at least equal to the Olympics. For us part time swimmers we have had a plethora of swim events, many unfortunately were postponed or cancelled due to the wettest summer in the last century; how ironic that as I write it is 26C 79F. One of the best swims for me was the 14km Bridge to Bridge. You can read more about this swim in my article in an upcoming publication of Outdoor Fitness Magazine www.outdoorfitnessmag.co.uk . If you are interested in the bridge to bridge swim it will be happening again 11 Aug 2013 http://www.henleyswim.com/bridge-to-bridge/   .

The biggest highlight for me this summer has been introducing SwimTreks  www.swimtrek.com open water swim coaching program at the Iconic Tooting Bec lido, very big (92M long) beautiful  and with its own culture of friendly swimmers. Tooting Bec is the perfect place to start your transition from the pool to the open water. I am really sorry to announce that our Tooting Bec private lessons are sold out for the rest of the season. Booking for the next summer will be open in Feb.

Where to for Fit&Abel from here? New Zealand bound for the southern hemisphere summer, with a full program of open water coaching and clinics plus this February for those who also like to bike and run a real chance to have some fun with WildTri. WildTri is a Queenstown http://www.queenstownnz.co.nz/  based camp showcasing the best New Zealand has to offer, beautiful landscape , fantastic off the track swim locations, biking and running. To bring you WildTri I have teamed up with ex National swimmer, triathlete and now ultra-distance runner Tom Macdonald to bring you you WildTri.

Queenstown NZ

WildTri is based on our shared passion for the New Zealand outdoors and our current level of sporting focus which is balanced; the chance to share a good solid day of training followed by a ‘de brief’ over great food, wine and company. Tom knows Queenstown like the back of his hand. WildTri clients will be treated to the best dining on offer to help replace energy burnt during a days swim biking and running. You’ll be joined on these evenings by some former world champs and world record holders. A chance to get to know and learn from the best, enough said hope to see you there https://fitandabel.com/events-bookings/wild-tri-2013/

You’ll also see me about in New Zealand helping athletes prepare and compete in the State NZ swim series http://www.oceanswim.co.nz/  and the Epic swim http://www.epicswim.co.nz/ . You might even see me in the water at some stage.

Whatever your swim goals over the next 12 months, make sure you plan ahead and prepare well. If you have questions or need some help please check out what we have on offer https://fitandabel.com/events-bookings/ or drop us an e-mail bookings@fitandabel.com

Now get out there and get swimming. That’s a wrap.

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