Competition Focus

As the business end of the season starts to evolve all swimmers will have to start making their newly issued lactate training times every set and every session. They will also need to set specific goals for their championship season. For some this is getting to development games and experiencing longer races. For others it […]

Training and Performance Patience

The great Seve Ballesteros (Golfer) once said ‘maybe I should go to a sports shop and buy a trophy. That’s the only way I am going to get one.’ Welshman Jamie Donaldson (who? He is a tennis player) claimed his first trophy after 254 previous attempts. The 36 year old when asked what kept him going said ‘It’s just being a case of keeping going, because I knew what I was doing was right.’ Andy Murray the Scottish tennis player who was the nearly man for years and now in a few months is Olympic and US Open champion. He is recognised by all at the top end of tennis as having an unwavering determination to get better and to put defeat behind him and to try to improve for the next opportunity. […]

Consider This…

Theodore Roosevelt – a former US President once wrote – “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust […]

Competition season

Summer is approaching and the big competitions are on the horizon. For some this is the Aqua Sprint Finals and the Community Games event, but for most of our club athletes it is the Division 2 National Championships and for some others it will be the Division 1 and Irish Open . For others it […]

Eamon’s Corner

Last weeks quiz and answers True or False? Drinking tea will dehydrate the body due to the caffeine content? Answer: False – Drinking Tea will NOT dehydrate the body What is the ideal Carbohydrate intake for an Athlete? Less than 40% Less than 50% 50%– 60% More than 60% It depends

Answer: It depends – […]