As the ‘GO’ time is getting closer, we decided we would take an evening spin out on a boat and practice our Relay Changeovers. As we are swimming to France and Back, we could be doing up to 24 relay changeovers during our swim, so it’s important we understand what we are to do when in the water and when you are the swimmer taking over. Messing it up 24 times is valuable time wasted.
We know our order (Carol-Owen-Caitlin-Lynne-Maeve-Eoin x repeat), so we headed out into Cork Harbour, looking for some ‘space’ (and some waves to test Maeves seas sick medication!). We stopped just before Churchbay, and I jumped in to start off, Lisa insisted I make an entrance into the water, so I obliged (not going to argue with crew, am I..)
I know this made it look like a lot of fun (and it was!), but we are well aware of the huge task ahead of us to succeed in our challenge of crossing the English Channel (twice). We are ready as a team, we are prepared as best we can be, now its just over to the weather gods to give us the 2 days of good weather we need to make the swim a success. Big thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far, we are ready to do you all proud. Keep following for ‘lively’ updates on Twitter (@Crosoigemara) and Facebook!, this is going to be hard work, but we promise to make it as much fun as we can 🙂
I’m ending with some of my favourite quotes I’ve been using on my blog posts:
Champions have made a habit of doing what others find boring or uncomfortable
Always remember, whatever the goal–keep your eye on it.
Life’s greatest adventure is in doing one’s very best
The swimmer who says, “It can’t be done” is passed by the swimmer who is doing it.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond into the impossible.
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
You can’t do anything by doing nothing.
Don’t count the days, make the days count.