Location: Kilkenny Watershed, low chlorine pool.
Start time: 9:37 a.m.
Pool length: 25m
Current pool depth of adjustable floor: 2.01 metres
Time to finish first 3k: 53 mins
Worst period: 4th hour
Duration sun actually shone through cloud: <1 minute
Of which front crawl: 18000
With paddles: 6000
Number of lengths: 820
Number of times swimming into wall: 2
Longest break: 5 mins
Number of people who shared the lane with me over the entire swim: 0
Time the pool was empty except me and one lifeguard; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Estimated total stoppage time including intervals: 30 mins
Full Pool evening lights switched on at: 3.50 p.m.
Sunset 16:17 P.M.
Different lifeguards on duty during swim: 3
Finish time: 16:35 p.m.
Elapsed time: Six hours fifty-eight minutes
Time during which nothing interesting happened: Six hours fifty-eight minutes
Estimated actual swim time: Six hours thirty minutes
Average speed: ≈ 3200 metres per hour
Stroke efficiency deterioration ≈ 20%**
Food consumed: One clementine. 500 ml Swimmer’s Smoothie. 2 packets of maltodextrin Go-Sport. 1.5 scoop of Perpetuum
Liquid consumed: ≈ 3 litres
Liquid urinated: at least 4 litres
Calories consumed according to Swimovate watch: ≈ 5,500
Toby’s level of interest: none
** Calculated by increase in average stoke count per length over 25 metres of 4 strokes.