Starting early on Saturday morning the Lake 12 session for open water novices had 11 takers and on hand were the coaching team of Karen, Simon, Sue, Guy and Jane who accompanied each of the novices round an exploratory lap of the Lake, followed by a serious bit of swimming. The no longer novices now know all about why they need 2 pairs of goggles on race morning, how to put them on so they won't be knocked off and the conclusion was "EZ, what's all the fuss about?"
Saturday evening at St Edwards saw Colin and Paul putting 8 of the entrants to our race on 24 July though their paces in a new initiative started last week, whilst Simon was running the session for club members who can't make the Saturday morning lido session (which was coached by Lucinda) and Bri was videoing one of our "frequent swimmers" to analyse their stroke both over and underwater.
Sunday morning saw the Ladies' Cycle Skills workshop which started in the Lido car park, working on hitting the apex when cornering and how to take your shoes off on the bike as demonstrated by Sue. With the help of coaches Lucinda, Karen and Ellie this was followed by a ride round Gretton with repeats on the Bugatti Hill. Then a return over Cleeve Hill, which allegedly was described in most unladylike language.
Cheltenham Tri Club would not be where it is today without the dedication of all in the coaching team.