Our coach Adam shows how it’s done
If you’re at a Sydney beach on a Saturday morning and you see a sea of orange - don’t panic!
It’s just we CanToo swimmers getting into the surf to train for our ocean swims.
The season’s training at the beach started on Saturday and I was there. It’s my second year of swimming, check out this post for more information on the CanToo Swimming programme here.
Or even better just hop over to the CanToo website.
Here’s are some photos to show how we got on last Saturday. Can I confess that I felt pretty nervous about swimming out at sea again?
Here’s the crew getting ready right by Mona Vale Surf Club.
Terrific to catch up with some pals made last year.
My life might be in this man’s hands… it’s a worrying thought… no seriously, Mirek is a coach and mentor who is fantastic at supporting new ocean swimmers. Great to see him again.
Our coaches had checked the surf conditions and worked out a plan for all the different groups of swimmers. Some have heaps of experience and some have none at all.
Mona Beach was looking absolutely beautiful.
Our surf safety crew are fit and strong young women – thank you, you keep us safe.
Adam talked us through dolphin diving under the breaking waves.
Then in we went, we worked on getting out through the beakers to the deep water out then back, then coming in again safely through the HUGE waves and surf. A challenge, I can tell you.
I took my waterproof camera , but this shot just doesn’t show the thrill of being out the back there, and how big the rolling seas were… disappointed!
Check out those podgy knees!! Oh not to worry, my heart and body has had a workout and I feel fit and healthy and completely exhilerated.
I did the Macquarie Big Swim from Palm Beach to Whale Beach in late January this year. It was BIG!! The surf was huge. My post about that swim is here.
Do you swim far out in the ocean?
Is there any greater thrill?
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