Should slow swimmers have the right of way in lane swimming? Really?

A long time ago I wrote a couple of posts about lane swimming and lane etiquette. They regularly pick up ongoing viewers and have been read and maybe even used by a share of swimmers. Recently Simon Griffiths, editor of H2Open magazine, dropped the links into H2Open’s weekly email newsletter. He shortly received a Mr Angry…

It doesn’t matter

Edit; Hmmm, a sudden surge in interest in this post on a day where I get abused? So you do know behind the front page I can see where traffic is coming from, right? Chuckle. -I’d had a bad morning. It had been the worst day I had this year, I think. So I went…

Magnificents in La Manche

On the last Mile roadtrip last week. Notice Eilís literally on my back, after being metaphorically there all year! Despite the waves constantly crashing over me, she didn’t rush to get off. Thanks to Gábor for the pic.

The Last Mile Roadtrip – October 5th and 6th 2010

From left to right: Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer’s Coach Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer Channel Swimmer Not seen in photo, 2 more Channel Swimmers and an Aspirant/Crew. Okay, okay. In the background, la Manche, from Cap Gris Nez, on a frisky Force 3 to 4 day. Left to right, Ciarán…

Anatomy of an 8 Hour swim

So three plus hour swims are a weekly (or more) feature of training right now (end of January ’10). “Normal” day’s training is hovering around two  to two & an half. I did a four hour about a week and half ago, just to see how I feeling. I had been planning to do a…