Thank you for such an enjoyable weekend, I thoroughly enjoy this weekend and I have taken more points away for the coming open water season. The impact that the sessions have on people is amazing, there is such a positive vibe when people leave and I think that should be something that you all should take away as a huge positive.
The whole structure is brilliant I loved the interaction with other swimmers from people who are just starting out to other people who have so much experience. I felt I could offer support to others but that I learnt from people who have taken on marathon swims, we all found common ground and helped each other. My network has widened and I made new swimming friends which is brilliant.
The main coaching sessions are the best sessions for me. They have the technical element that breaks the main stroke down, then the sessions build on what we have learnt to hold the technique. I really liked being challenged by the distance whilst trying to hold my technique and this keeps you focussed on what you need to concentrate on. Chris is a fab coach, he keeps the sessions relaxed and I think this makes people want to try and improve. The 1-1 feedback is so important and I certainly always benefit from this.