Swimmer Diary

Part 4 - Castellon USA

The Diary of a NZ International Swimmer Part 4 - Castellon - U.S.A Our last stop in Europe was Castellon, a coastal Spanish town 3 hours south of Barcelona. Still travelling with the World Championship team, we did our final 2 weeks of training in the lead up to our major meet the US Open. The last few weeks of training before a big competition are perhaps the most important of any pr […]

Laura at the World University Games

The Diary of a NZ International Swimmer Laura at the World University Games "The whole experience so far has been incredible.  I've managed to maintain focus, despite how exciting everything and everyone is! (Especially the food hall, its hard to stick to toast for breakfast when theres croissants, bacon, pastries etc!) Day two of competition and I have pb'd in both events, which give […]

Part 3 - Vichy

The Diary of a NZ International Swimmer Part 2 - Vichy After three weeks up at the Sierra Nevada altitude training centre it was time for us to come back down to sea level and test ourselves at a competition. Fortunately for us, the French Open, held in Vichy (just north of Lyon) was on the weekend we wanted to have a competition. Still fatigued from our training camp, but feeling goo […]

Part 2 - Altitude Training

The Diary of a NZ International Swimmer Part 2 - Altitude Training Sierra Nevada We have now completed One and a half weeks up at 2320 metres above Sea level at the Centro De Alto Rendimiento Training Centre. The facility has a 50 metre indoor training pool. A full running track/playing field, Two Gyms, Hostel style accommodation and a restaurant. Also staying up here with us is the h […]

Part 1 - Monaco

The Diary of a NZ International Swimmer Part 1 - Monaco After over 30 hours of travelling we finally arrived in Monaco to finally see some sun and warm weather. We arrived on Thursday to begin racing on Saturday so we had to adapt to the time zones as quickly as possible, we are still finding ourselves getting tired in the afternoons but nothing a few coffees can’t fix! We are stay […]