With just under a week to go until the World Championship holding camp I am now into the final stages of preparation, and the last push of hard work is nearly over.
Since the trials I have been pretty busy with lots of racing and hard training, and as a result, sleep, sleep and more sleep has been on the cards. A few weeks ago the World Championship Team, which will be heading to Russia in two weeks, came together for a training camp and a spot of racing at the Mare Nostrum series. There was lots of traveling involved and I had some pretty hard sessions to complete, but it was all made easier training in the glorious sunshine. The competitions were held in Canet and Barcelona where I competed in my main event alongside a few others, and overall I was pretty happy with my results, coming away with two bronze medals in the 200 Butterfly and 400IM.
Since the trails I have also been selected to swim the 200m Butterfly at the Worlds so I will now have that alongside the 400IM. I won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games last summer in both the 400IM, and the 200 Fly so this year I’m aiming to improve on my times and hopefully improve my world ranking ahead of Rio.
Last week I topped up my tan in Mallorca while training at the BEST Swim Centre with Team LAC. The facility was amazing, although it did take me a while to get used to training in a salt-water pool. As a group we had some amazing sessions and we definitely earned a trip or two to the beach during downtime. The week was a well-needed break to chill out with my teammates, train hard and catch some sun while doing it!
On a final note, I believe the World championships will be televised on the BBC, which is pretty awesome! Team GB have a great chance at a successful World Champs so tune in from Sunday 2nd to Sunday 9th August. My races will be on day 4 and day 8 of the competition. J
Until after worlds,