It is with great excitement that this week we celebrate the oldest swimmer in the Swim Smooth Perth Squad's 80th Birthday, Barrie eaves - whoop, whoop! Barrie has been swimming with the squad religiously for the last 8 years and still attends 3 sessions per week - Technique, CSS Development, and his favourite, the infamous Red Mist Session! On a recent Swim Trek trip around Greece, Barrie covered over 30km in the week and has even gone to the extreme of moving into the apartments opposite the pool to be within a 4 minute walk to enjoy his favourite activity, swimming!
In honour of such a great man and inspiration to myself and many members of the 9.30am crew (and beyond!), Barrie politely asked if we could do a little speed work in this week's CSS Development Session. He asked for something a bit "spicy" and that's exactly what we've got for you this week!
Here's a video singing happy birthday to my hero and then the set you'll be doing below:
So make sure you bring your A-Game to Thursday's 6.15pm session or Friday's 5.30/6.30am sessions in honour of this great man and do him proud on a session which he really loved!
Barrie's number one motto when it comes to swimming and life in general?
How lucky we are to have such a great guy in the squad - Barrie, you're our hero! Happy Birthday mate!