Cyprus Blog 2017

Day One – 27th September 2017

A new year, a new training camp with some new swimmers but some things do not change.

We still meet early to have a delicious ‘fat lads breakfast’ in the airport. We still travel to Cyprus with a mixture of excitement and apprehension and we all travelled in our training camp t shirts. Jet2 were delighted to realise that we weren’t a stag party all wearing the same T Shirts but had equally puzzled faces with the phrase “Fitter Stronger Faster” written on the back of those members with a larger circumference.

The hotel is still the same fantastic base for the swimmers and we are all made so welcome. Already some of the guests are asking about our swimmers and wish them luck.

After a smooth flight to Cyprus the swimmers all met for a team briefing at the Häagen-Dazs ice cream parlour at 6pm. Guy and Dan briefed the swimmers on the do’s and don’ts of the camp and went through the time table of the first day which is always the toughest.

We are all meeting at 7.20am for a run to the harbour. This is then followed by the first sea swim of the camp. After breakfast the swimmers will complete their log books before a 2 hour pool session. After lunch the swimmers will have their first land training session before another 2 hour pool session and then a debrief in the Häagen-Dazs ice cream parlour.

In preparation for this, everyone retired to bed around 9.30pm. Sorry there are no photos today but we will make up for it tomorrow!