Category Archives: Swimming

Swimming adventures of surfmuppet

All In

50s Friday Four sessions done last week, the opening chapter of the return to the pool. This session is the third this week, so the early morning swimming routine is slowly, ever so slowly, starting to become habitual. Which is … Continue reading

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Sister and Brotherhood of the White Tile

Day 1 – Monday Time to make another come back thinks surfmuppet, after a Sunday night eating a litre tub of ice cream followed by a family block of hazelnut chocolate while binge watching some crap TV series – just … Continue reading

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Summer of the Butterfly

I was in the presence of a massive higher power yesterday, Doctor Pacific. Drove an hour to get to Clovelly for a rendevous with a friend. Despite approaching low tide the water was clear and not so cold, except when we … Continue reading

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The Big Swim 2015

Anticipation and Actuality Stiff and sore on this Australia Day morning, trying to put some words together to describe a great swim yesterday. Competing with a chainsaw snarling in the bush fifty metres away, as a couple of neighbours practice … Continue reading

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Cry havoc and bring it on!

Was wondering what to title this blog. In for a penny, in for a pound? Might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb? There’s no fool like an old fool? Took the bait yesterday when Gordy the … Continue reading

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Galway Bay Encore

Here we go again! Back in the city of the Tribesmen on the banks of the Corrib for the annual Frances Thornton Galway Bay Swim, to be held this coming Saturday. Still suffering from jetlag after the long haul from … Continue reading

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Cae and Ben the Channel Men

Famous day today with two of the squad swimming the English Channel. Cae Tolman left Dover at 0200hrs and Ben Hutt at 0300hrs, GMT. Start in the middle of the night, end in daylight on a French beach somewhere near … Continue reading

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