Category Archives: Swimming

Swimming adventures of surfmuppet

Mutant Dog Paddle

Definitely the coldest morning of the winter so far. “Surfmuffin!”- a call from the cold wasteland on the edge of darkness as Marty materializes from the pool deck and jumps into the frigidly lukewarm water of Victoria Park pool, 0605hrs. … Continue reading

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Port Macquarie Stone the Crows

Back again after a long absence. Surfmuppet spent the weekend up the coast at Port Macquarie visiting the mother-in-law in the company of the wife. Drama on Friday night when the mother-in-law took a bit of a turn and the … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Swimming Bludger Part 1

The southern Autumn is well progressed and the fall of the leaves and drop in temperature has seen the muppet take on the aspect of a bear starting the long sleep of hibernation earlier than most. He’s been a rare … Continue reading

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Wicked Wednesday

Surfmuppet gets to training this morning. Loading everything into the car by 515am to get to the pool by 6am, he places his morning brew on the centre console between the front seats while hitting the button to start the … Continue reading

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First Week of Summer

Summer kicks off in Sydney with the annual Bondi to Bronte 2.5kM swim. By 9am the sun is high, the ocean benign and the 2,000 odd swimmers, in waves of age and gender, melee around the southern end of the … Continue reading

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Awesome day in the sun at Coogee

Stroke for stroke with Rumpole goes Surfmuppet out to sea in the 2.4km at Coogee last Sunday. Eyeball to eyeball. Mano a Mano. Mexican standoff with Rumpole forcing the pace and the muppet keeping up with him. Squad mates once … Continue reading

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Dawny Swim around Cockatoo Island

Surfmuppet gets there early through all the lashing rain thinking what kind of disease will be the most prevalent amongst the cadre of swimmers out this dreary November day when the rest of the citizenry of Sydney are coddled up … Continue reading

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