I am glad it is Friday it has seemed one of those long weeks!! I know they are all the same length but sometimes they really do feel very long!!!
Our swimming began on Wednesday and the swimmers are glad to be back in the pool. At the London Acquatic Centre they are currently hosting time trials to qualify for the Olympic Squad this year and our swimmer, Molly, swam the 200m Breastroke final last night and won with a time of 2:20.89 which is a new British Record and well under the qualifying times for the squad! Jacob Whittle, also from our Club, swam the heats of the 100m Free this morning and is in the final tonight with the fifth fastest time. Well done both.
We have had a bit of controversy over the last few years in Derbyshire regarding a certain private school who’s new headmaster swept in and declared that they would become the centre of excellence for swimming in the whole country. Since then they have “poached” swimmers from various Clubs, employed a former Olympic coach from abroad and done everything they can to boost their Club. So it was quite funny in the heats yesterday morning at the Olympic trials for their only swimmer, swimming the 200m fly, to finish the final 50m doing front crawl!!! He was of course disqualified!!! Perhaps instead of being so up oneself they need to tell their swimmers that if they are racing a stroke you don’t change half way through!!!!! I am sure they will claim that as he was last anyway he probably hurt his shoulders and was swimming down!!!! Yes that may be the case but it still looked ridiculous!
Tomorrow is the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral and there has been a lot said about who will attend because at the moment only 30 people can attend a funeral! He always said he did not want a lot of fuss and the current situation has meant that there won’t be. It is one of those days that you just have to get through and I am sure it will be the same for HM The Queen and the Royal Family. We will be watching.
I have managed to get our home jobs done and am ploughing my way through the mountain of washing! Hopefully tomorrow I can get some more Spring Cleaning done and a few other things. The weather is due to still be cool, roll on warm Spring sunshine we are definitely lacking and missing it this year.
Hugs & Love, Susie xx