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Noosa Camp Day 6 – The Wrap Up

Well, as they say in the classics, “That’s a wrap!”  Bus, luggage and team all safely back in Sydney.

Sunday brought the final pool swim – a gruelling 8km, 3 hour session to close the camp. With all swimmers doing themselves proud in closing out the week well.  Water Warriors – Tom P (awarded the first ever double WW), Holly, Maddy, Georgia P and Claudi.

It was then back for breakfast, presentation and final pack up.  Harry and Tom P took the opportunity to take up the Weetbix Challenge with Tom P getting through 21 Weetbix in a sitting! – Gross.

We then held the Presentation with the coaches and “the bus driver” all having parting motivational speeches to the team.  The team leaders thanked the managers and coaches with heartfelt speeches and gave gifts.  It was then time to pack and have a final swim at the beach before packing the bus and heading to the airport.

And so to the big Team Award.

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Noosa Day 5 – Beach Games

The team was up 15min earlier today as the coaches wished to do the activation on the beach today before heading to the pool to do a mammoth 16 x 400m. Again the coaches were left inspired by the efforts of the whole team and unable to name just one Water Warrior. Each coach named 3 WW each. The … [Read More...]

Noosa Camp Day 4 – Surf Lesson

Look out Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning.  The Abbotsleigh team tore up the waves at Coolum Beach today.  If any of the team turn professional, at least we know they can swim if their leg-rope breaks. But first, The team went-off in the pool this morning as another quality session was set by the … [Read More...]

Noosa Day 3 – Ocean Swim

A massive day of training and fun for the team again today after a great night of skits. Last night each team competed with their own interpretation of the female team leaders "other interests" and it would be remiss of me not to give a special mention of the comedic talents of Sam Druce, and … [Read More...]

Noosa Camp Day 2 – First Beach session

Day 2 started bright and early with a 6am wake up call allowing time for a quick snack before boarding the buses at 6:20am to the pool.  A beautiful, clear morning for the team and a slightly different session this morning. Our resident Olympian/Bus Driver - Chris Fydler, took the team on a … [Read More...]

Noosa Camp Day 1 – The Arrival

A smooth trip north to Maroochydore on Jetstar resulted with everyone arriving with smiles and plenty of energy.  From there, the short 15min trip to our accommodation which is a fantastic group of bungalows basically on Peregian Beach.  We managed to take a couple of photos of the beach this … [Read More...]

Meanwhile down in Canberra

Here I am with Katie and Tash at the Swimming Australia Talent ID camp in Canberra. The gentleman between Katie and I is Glenn Beringen the National Youth Coach. Further details here. … [Read More...]