Monthly Archives: July 2012

First Ever Open Water Swim 28 July 2012

You are never going to believe this! I went to Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster, Essex to give Open Water Swimming a try. I was so nervous, the thought of swimming with FISH gave me goose bumps!

But I was determined to give it a bash even though I knew there were going to be FISH in the lake, Keeley Bullock one of the coaches from SwimForTri leant me a wetsuit.

I put the wetsuit on and proceeded to the waters edge, I was now getting closer to those FISH. I did not want to look frightened in front of the other experienced Tri-athletes, So I gritted my teeth and started walking closer and closer to those FISH it felt like I was in Jaws the movie. I slowly edged my way into the water first my feet then my body and before I knew it, I started swimming, I could not stop thinking about those FISH.

 But once I got in, it was surprisingly enjoyable; not that bad if you don’t think about what is in the water. I am so proud of myself right now. By the way, did I mention there were FISH in the water? I am such a brave girl. I feel all grown up. sitting here grinning like a Cheshire cat. lol 

British Gas ASA National Youth Championships (50m) 17 to 21 July 2012

  Here are my Results 

18th MD  Heat 50m Freestyle  S9 7th   

 21st MD  Heats 100m Backstroke  S9 5th  

15th MD  Heats 200m Individual Medley  S9 8th  

14th MD  Heat 100m Breaststroke SB8 3rd 

MD (Multi Disability) events up against all disabilities 

This was predominantly an able-bodied event with some multi disability events mixed in. I qualified for 5 events but choose to enter just 4 in my disability classification, which is S9 SB8 SM9. The competition was over 5 days at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield. 

Passed – ASA Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics (QCF)

Yippee !

On the 8th July 2012  I passed the

ASA Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics (QCF)

I am now qualified and able to plan, deliver and evaluate a set of consecutive lessons utilising the National Plan for Teaching Swimming.
The course had 8 units, all of which had to be successfully completed to gain this qualification

Unit 201: Understanding the FUNdamentals of coaching/teaching sport

Unit 202: Understanding how to develop participants through coaching/teaching sport

Unit 203: Understanding the FUNdamentals of child development in coaching/teaching sport

Unit 204: Understanding the principles of evaluating coaching/teaching practice

Unit 205 TA: Plan a series of aquatic teaching sessions

Unit 206 TA: Prepare the aquatic teaching environment

Unit 207 TA: Deliver a series of aquatic teaching sessions

Unit 208 TA: Monitor and Evaluate aquatic teaching sessions

The Westborough School Olympic Torch

The Westborough School in Westcliff-on-Sea celebrated the Olympic Torch (Schools) hand over with a little help from Jo-Jo