August Monthly Report
With the facilities of the recovery centre less than a minute across the road, my recovery from sessions everyday has been improved. With access to ice bath, hot salt water pools, normal pools and spas, I have time to have some self- time, water running in-between.
Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling, emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. Sometimes we forget to mention the people that have an impact on your performances in our daily performance environment. This month, I said good bye to Alex Price, our physiotherapist that treats us normally back in Wollongong. I would like to thank Alex for the many hours of work, the little chit chats and advice that he gave me every day. We welcomed to Vitoria, Michael Barwick. Only within a few weeks, he has helped me with stance, walking and running. He has brought me back to the basics- something that I have been lacking and something that I need to change.
Leading up to Stockholm, we did a lot of quality sessions making sure we were prepared for the demands of competition. I am lucky enough to have someone analyse my data within the day and get it back to me to see how the session went. Thanks Adam Radford for getting my data back so quick, making it so easy to read, “girl friendly” allowing me to see how the session has improved over the weeks. Stockholm once again was an eye opener. Still being young and feeling somewhat inexperienced to some girls, I was confident in my skills base and technical components that the course provided. I was happy that my swim once again was strong and that my aim of the course was completed successfully. Representing my country the next day was exciting chance given to me and I am happy that people can see development and improvement within my racing.