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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Swimming Up The Road
Simon Griffiths, founder of H2Open Magazine, certainly talks the talk and walks the walk.
He will swim 31 miles in 31 pools in the U.K. from February 25th to March 1st in a pretty intense charity stage swim.
Griffiths is supported by a team from #TeamBETTER as a fund-raiser for Sport Relief with a goal to raise £9,000 during his charity stage pool swim:
Day 1 February 25th: Barnet - Finchley Lido @ 7 am + Greenwich - Waterfront @ 10 am + Bromley - Crystal Palace @ 1 pm + Hackney - London Fields Lido @ 4 pm + Belfast – Avoniel @ 10 pm
Day 2 February 26th: Belfast – Grove @ 9 am + Carlisle – The Pools @ 4:30 pm + Allerdale - Cockermouth @ 7 pm + Manchester - Manchester Aquatic Centre @ 10 pm
Day 3 February 27th: Rugby - Queen Diamond Jubilee Centre @ 9 am + Cambridge - Parkside @ 12 pm + Chiltern – Chiltern Pools @ 3 pm + Vale of White Horse – Vale of White Horse and Tennis Centre @ 5:30 pm + West Ox - Carterton @ 8 pm
Day 4 February 28th: South Ox - Henley @ 9:30 am + Bath – Bath Leisure Centre @ 12:30 pm + Swindon – The Link Centre @ 3 pm + Epsom and Ewell - Rainbow @ 7 pm + Reigate and Banstead - Tadworth @ 9 pm
Day 5 February 29th: Hillingdon – Highgrove @ 7 am + Ealing – Gurnell @ 9 am + Hammersmith and Fulham @ 11:30am + Kensington and Chelsea @ 1 pm + Westminster - Marshall Street @ 3:30 pm + Camden - Oasis @ 5 pm
Day 6 March 1st: Tower Hamlets - York Hall @ 7 am + Merton – Wimbledon @ 9 am + Lambeth – Clapham @ 11 am + Islington - Ironmonger Row @ 1 pm + Waltham Forest – Leytonstone @ 3 pm + QEOP - London Aquatic Centre @ 5 pm
Griffiths talks about his training and the logistics of his effort, "I’ve recently been swimming around 15 to 20 km per week, so it’s going to be more than double what I normally do, but barring injury or illness it sounds like a manageable distance provided I’m sensible with pacing. A bigger challenge will be to manage the logistics of travelling between the pools and making sure we eat and drink enough on the way. It’s going to be an interesting routine."
His multi-stage, multi-day charity swim reminds us of a training stage swim that we did back in 1984 in order to prepare for a 5 marathon swims done in a 6-week period in Mexico, United States and Canada. Looking back on our training logs, our California Cruise Tour included the following swims and locations:
Day 1: Coronado Beach
Day 2: La Jolla Cove
Day 3: Del Mar Beach
Day 4: Solana Beach
Day 5: Carlsbad Beach
Day 6: Oceanside
Day 7: San Clemente
Day 8: Dana Point
Day 9: Laguna Beach
Day 10: Newport Beach
Day 11: Huntington Beach
Day 12: Seal Beach
Day 13: Hermosa Beach
Day 14: Santa Monica Beach
Day 15: Ventura's Rincon Beach
Day 16: Santa Barbara's East Beach
Day 17: Goleta Beach
Day 18: Santa Cruz Beach
Day 19: Ocean Beach
Day 20-24: Aquatic Park, San Francisco
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