Thursday, December 30, 2010

November & December Swims

6 Events completed in Nov/Dec, about 20k total:
- Penrith Ripples St Marys 5k
- Pan Pacs Masters Gold Coast 5k
- Terrigal 5k
- Cockatoo Island 2.5k
- Coogee 1k
- Bondi to Bronte 2k

Swim distance tally up to about 30k so far this season, a liitle behind where I was this time last year
Will try to grab a few of the longer endurance swims at the back of this season
Targetting a couple 5k freshwater swims last week of January, need a couple of big training weeks now to get ready

Monday, December 13, 2010

Coogee Spring Bronze 2010

I completed the Bronze Medallion & Surf Rescue Certificate Course at Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club this year
It was good to learn some new skills
The physical side of the course was quite challenging
Most training sessions involved some amount of soft sand running, I didn't realise lifesavers had to do some much running!
Qualification for the course required completion of a 400m surf swim under 9 minutes.
The Bronze assessment required completion of a Run/Swim/Run 200/200/200 under 8 minutes, a Theory Assessment - first aid, resus, comms - and a Surf Assessment - rescues and scenarios