I have been meaning to drop you a line following Sunday’s event…
Colwick was my first BLDSA swim and as such I wanted to thank you and everyone responsible for organising such a brilliant event.
Having participated in a fair few organised events in recent years, my experience in Nottingham was – by a long way – the most welcoming!
I hadn’t realised how much of a difference it makes but as someone who tends to turn up on their own (and not uncommonly in a very real minority as a skins swimmer) how you greeted and briefed swimmers on Sunday was, to my mind, a winning recipe combining real warmth and great efficiency!
Thank you for a fantastically organised and thoroughly enjoyable event (after spending the first 3k working hard to ignore the dreary internal voice telling me to retire after 3 laps of the lake – thank goodness for Michelle!)
What a nice bunch of serious swimmers you are… I feel I may have happened upon ‘my tribe’. Now I need to work on my stroke…!
I look forward to getting more involved with the BLDSA (and hope in time to build my stamina for longer events!)
Very best, Cecilia