Pics will have to follow, not sure what Helenhas done with the camera.
So in yesterdays 100m Breaststroke, from being behind at the 50m I came up and finished 3rd in my Heat, beating the other 40-44yr old in my race and got the Silver medal. I think this is my first ever medal in a swimming competition.
Official time of 1:37:96.
Today first up for us was my 50m Backstroke. I thought ok I can swim a 39, I swam 42.03 last year.
So off I went, afterwards I told Helen I had visions of Grandeur, arms swinging and legs kick as fast as they could, I got to about 25m and was feeling like I was dieing, by the 40m mark I was looking for the flags thinking oh god how much longer, finally finishing in a time of 42.92 so no PB but close to a Heart Attack. Ok so I learnt even thou it’s 50m , still have to pace your self.
Then Helen had her 800m freestyle event, they combined the mens and womens so she was racing against the men and 1 other lady, whom she beat. She said she would lap in about 1:05, she did ~1:04′s, a time of 16:57:48, again an awesome effort and every one was quite impressed that a lady expecting in 3 weeks would come and swim in a competition.
Then my 50m Free, “ok don’t go out to Hard”. Had a good swim and clocked 37.89 a PB by .04 of a second, So I swam the fastest I have ever swam in my life so I gotta be happy with that , was hoping for a 36. Charis can swim a high 32, so have to challenge Naomi or even Nathan to a race.
After two laps I am shattered, the 77 yr old guy swam in 9 events over the weekend, maybe I can be that good by the time I’m 80.