Monday, March 26, 2012

Back to business, Easter and a Ladies Cycle Clinic!

Dear Swimmers

Hope you are well. First proper day back on the pool deck today and what a beautiful morning it was!

9.30am sessions this week and next:

I ran my first proper open water session of 2012 down at Cottesloe Beach this morning for the 9.30am session and despite an early sea breeze it all went very well indeed. Just as a reminder, this Friday at 9.30am and next Monday at 9.30am will also both be down at Cottesloe Beach - please pop along if you can, it's a lot of fun! All other sessions are down at Claremont Pool.


For the Easter Weekend, there will be no official sessions on Friday 6th April, Saturday 7th April, Sunday 8th April and Monday 9th April. 

All will be back to normal from Tuesday 10th April for our lead-up to the Busselton Half Ironman event. I personally love this time of year for swim coaching - the weather's a bit cooler but still very fine and the volume of swimmers in the pool (including the public and carnivals, school programs etc) is always a bit lower than earlier on in the year. For those waiting for a spot to join the squad, we anticipate space becoming available in all but the 5.30am sessions on Tuesday and Friday. If interested, please reply to this email.

Please note that the 5.30am Wednesday morning session will remain as a feature over the winter at this stage, so anyone keen on getting in a really challenging and satisfying longer swim session in the week, please pop along to this!

Ladies Cycle Clinic:

Short notice this one, but may appeal to quite a few of the ladies in the group:

Garland Cycleworks is in South Perth on the corner of Albany Hwy and Berwick st (parking located behind the store next to Bunnings) is holding a Ladies Cycle Clinic tonight and Saturday. See:

Session #1 Tonight 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Womens Clinic Night, features:

Learn how to maintain your bike, change a tyre and get tips from experts for the road or trail.
Talk to the energy experts from Endura, about using energy products to improve performance and recovery.
Learn about the Specialized women specific bikes, accessories and clothing that are available and how you can benefit from them.
Check which size or type of saddle or what foot bed insert you should be using with our free BG saddle and shoe fits.
Chat to like minded people about all things cycling over a glass of wine and some nibbles at this fun and free women only event!

Session #2 Saturday 6:30am - 9:00am, Womens Group Ride (test our bikes and equipment or bring your own. *limited supply), features:

As a follow up from our clinic night we will be holding a women only group to go out out with our regular Saturday morning group rides. The group will leave last and will be a friendly and social no drop(fast as the slowest rider) ride of around 30km. There will be bikes available to test, saddles to demo and and maybe even a few pairs of shoes to try.We should be back between 8.30 and 9.00 in time for fresh coffee and muffins!

To  Register call Garland Cycleworks on 94701990.

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