Mikes February Update

It’s been a while since I gave an update on my own personal training and swimming. I’m so busy between coaching, training, writing about other topics, and life in general, that it’s hard to get time to write about myself. This is a big year for me in terms of swimming, because of a goal... Continue Reading →

First Competition – The Rome Challenge

Saturday was a milestone for the Rome Challenge, it was Jia’s first ever masters swimming competition. She had never competed an any sports growing up in China, and had only ever done a few 5k fun runs and a handful of sea swims since coming to Ireland (because everyone should swim around Fenit lighthouse at... Continue Reading →

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FINA World Masters – Recap of Day 3

My third day started very early, the men’s 50m free was the first event and my heat was the 8th in my pool, so I would be up 4 minutes after the event started. While I wasn’t at all worried about the race, it’s a splash and dash, I was determined to make it in... Continue Reading →

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FINA World Masters – Recap of Day 2

I was still a little down on my second day of competing, but also eager to get back in the water. I was determined to leave nothing to chance and myself and Jia left for the pool very early. I should mention how lucky I was to have Jia with me for the trip. She... Continue Reading →

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FINA World Masters – recap of Day 1

My first day of competition, was a bit of a disaster in hindsight things had gone wrong from the very start of the day. After we had gone to the bus stop for our bus to the Duna arena we realized I had forgotten my wife’s entry ticket, so I went back to our apartment... Continue Reading →

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