Margarita Swim Camp - Week 1

Margarita Island, Venezuela - Jan 4-11, 2011
Prior Trip Blogs - 2009 / 2010 WK 1 / 2010 WK 2 / 2011 Wk 1 / 2011 WK 2 / 2011 Tri Camp /

Tuesday Jan 4th, 24 athletes from across Canada, some with spouses, departed Toronto and Montreal for the Oannes Athletics Margarita Swim Camp on Margarita Island, Venezuela. We arrived to gorgeous sunny warm weather which stayed with us for the entire seven days. Within an hour of landing, we had checked into the Laguna Mar Resort and our sumptuous rooms in the five story South Tower. Most athletes dashed to find a quick meal at one of the six restaurants on site and met at the 50 meter pool for the first of 14 swim training sessions coached by Taras Pawlowsky of the Point Claire Swim Club and Karen Bonham of the Master Ducks Swim Club.

The daily training schedule consisted of a 7 AM light breakfast, 8-10 AM training session (2000-5000+meters), breakfast, relaxation by the beach or tour for the day, lunch, 3:30-5:30 PM training session (2000 - 4000 m of training, stroke improvement, technique and sprint), 6:30-7:15 PM Lobby Bar social, dinner, Laguna Mar nightly entertainment and disco for those who hadn't drifted off into 'slumber-land' in anticipation of the next days training.

In all, the week was a smashing success thanks to the positive contributions of those participating.

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