Update from over 18s camp and Gala,.


Good luck to Sarah and Fiona who flew to Stuttgart for our first over 18’s trip. Although the flight took almost 7 hours due to a series of delays and landing at the wrong airport (I swear my phone was on flight mode), both girls are in great spirits and looking forward to racing in Germany 🇩🇪.
They are accompanied by our Head Coach Martin, who hopes the over 18’s trip will become an annual event.

So racing is underway in the searing heat of Stuttgart, no clouds have been seen since Ireland was left long behind.
The girls have adapted to Germany and it’s transport system like ducks to water. Sarah in particular has been a brilliant guide on the underground and subway.
The gala is so well organised with many teams bringing gazebos and tents to shelter from the sun.
There is an abundance of food and drink in sale, which is all run by the parents of the club. BBQ burgers, steaks and sausages, pasta or chips, it’s amazing to see what can be done when the will is there.
Both girls swam 2 events this morning and Sarah has another this afternoon, so it’s a choice between shade and sun bathe, I know which one Fiona will be doing ☀
So racing is underway in the searing heat of Stuttgart, no clouds have been seen since Ireland was left long behind.
The girls have adapted to Germany and it’s transport system like ducks to water. Sarah in particular has been a brilliant guide on the underground and subway.
The gala is so well organised with many teams bringing gazebos and tents to shelter from the sun.
There is an abundance of food and drink in sale, which is all run by the parents of the club. BBQ burgers, steaks and sausages, pasta or chips, it’s amazing to see what can be done when the will is there.
Both girls swam 2 events this morning and Sarah has another this afternoon, so it’s a choice between shade and sun bathe, I know which one Fiona will be doing ☀ So racing is underway in the searing heat of Stuttgart, no clouds have been seen since Ireland was left long behind.
The girls have adapted to Germany and it’s transport system like ducks to water. Sarah in particular has been a brilliant guide on the underground and subway.
The gala is so well organised with many teams bringing gazebos and tents to shelter from the sun.
There is an abundance of food and drink in sale, which is all run by the parents of the club. BBQ burgers, steaks and sausages, pasta or chips, it’s amazing to see what can be done when the will is there.
Both girls swam 2 events this morning and Sarah has another this afternoon, so it’s a choice between shade and sun bathe, I know which one Fiona will be doing…

Two days in blistering heat (37degrees Celsius) has left us tired and drained but happy to have experienced Stuttgart.
Both girls made finals in breaststroke and butterfly. They both learned that racing outdoors can be challenging, from trying not to burn ourselves, to maintaining hydration and long days in this heat is hard.
Both girls learned that the strap on their bags which looks silly is actually very functional, you can clip your wet swim suit, fins or kickboard.
Big shout out to Sarah who skilfully guided us around Stuttgart through underground and subway, to quality restaurants and found our hotel and booked it.
Sarah should now be appointed the official tour guide to LCSC.
Although he wouldn’t do a blog big shout out to Men’s team captain Jamie, who gave up the opportunity to come to Stuttgart on our over 18’s trip to represent Ulster at the Scottish Nationals in Aberdeen. Jamie made a number of finals there and did LCSC proud.
So next year for our over 18’s trip!, where to tour guide Sarah?

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