Of Grout and Grouchy

Well it’s been a long time coming but we finally got to swim in the new pool in Consett this lunchtime. It was great (even if the pool hall was rather warm) decent pool temperature, wave eraser lane ropes and deck level sides. There was a decent turnout as well with both big and little […]

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Kit Carnage

If you’ve been following this blog, you may have realised that any thoughts I had of being seriously competitive in Kazan have been abandoned and I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’m just going to have a weeks holiday and immerse myself in the experience. Thinking on though it’ll be interesting to see how many […]

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Billy No Mates

The last Sunday session at Consett pool, and it went out more with a whimper than a bang as I was the only Master who turned up. I had a lane to myself and chased the kids, (who were way faster than me,) through the set at the bottom of this post. I did feel quite […]

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Wheels fall off

There really can’t be many more Sundays where I have to put myself through swimming 66’s and as much as I have a fondness for the old pool in Consett I can’t wait to move into the new one. I know that fundamentally I am a lazy cow and the thought of swimming 50’s instead […]

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Temporal Anomaly & Lane Rage

Via a transatlantic text I was directed to collect Teenage Triathlete’s new sunglasses from the opticians, they had sent her confirmation that they were ready at the Metrocentre, so I thought I’d swing by there on the way to training at Durham. Now for those of you who are unfamiliar with the geography of the […]

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The Friday Session

To try and claw back some yardage I travelled over to Newcastle for their Saddo session (i.e. for people who have nothing better to do at 8:30 on a Friday evening). HRH Evil Mutant Swim Coach 7.0 was in fine form and we were joined by other minor majesty in the form of East Leeds’ […]

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New Pool Coming Soon

It’s been a long time coming but this month sees the opening of the new pool. We’re going to consign to our memories the old and rather tired and trying 33.3 metres of the old pool and have a brand new 25m pool in its place. I haven’t quite worked out when I’ll make my […]

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