Swim MS

Swimming to support those with Multiple Sclerosis

Spring Has Sprung!

As those of us in Vancouver may have noticed...the sun still does exist!  It's officially Spring, and we are seeing slightly more sun, and wearing one less layer of clothing!  While it's still 5 months away from the big day, I am thrilled that I will soon be able to train in the sunshine!  All religious kits pool swimmers know that Victoria Day weekend means cramming into the best pool in town and enjoying some long, turn-free laps!  I can't wait!  But while I am dreaming of jumping into kits pool, there is a far more important pool to jump into - The ocean.

Whether it be Kits beach, Ambleside, or Dundarave, I am going to be looking for all opportunities to get some much needed open water training.  I'll be honest, it's been a few years!  In addition, I am hoping to take part in some training races to spruce things up - possibly even a solo Bay Challenge, with the Vancouver Open Water Swim Association....anyone have a boat I can borrow?

Be it the pool, or the ocean, I love getting in the water!  But, any seasoned swimmer knows that the two are very different.  Training in a warm 25 meter pool can be very deceptive, like training for a marathon on a treadmill.  My body needs the challenge of the tides, the waves, and the cold temperatures.  I can't wait to get into those waves, and test that cold water - However, I likely wont be doing a six hour practice swim in the ocean!  Happy Spring!

My teammate, Gail, and I at the 2010 Bay Challenge

My teammate, Gail, and I at the 2010 Bay Challenge