The last few weeks have not been that exciting. At the start of a New Year there was a lot of work to catch up with at college, a new training programme to lose that Christmas weight and a lot less surfing due to some very poor surf conditions. Fortunately though, things are looking up… I have been offered some amazing opportunities due to the hard work I put in last year and I am eventually on top of my college work.. Well… Nearly!
Last week, instead of the usual week of college, we had the opportunity to take part in a Pool Lifeguard Course, if we passed we would gain the qualification needed (as the name suggests!) to be a Pool Lifeguard. I thought this would be a good thing to get as I already have the first stage of my Beach Lifeguard qualification. I think it’s good to get all these extra qualifications while you’re young, because, you are setting yourself up for many more opportunities in the future.
This weekend comes the first British Team Training session run by our New Governing Body for Surfing in the UK, as supposed to the old one that was the BSA. The New Governing Body is called Surfing GB and it is being run by a whole new Committee who are dedicated to helping the UK junior surfers of today reach their potential and provide them with better opportunities, training and support than ever before. They just want us to be the best we can be and hopefully hit the world stage competitively and show them what we can do, bringing back a good result our country can be proud of. So, this weekend the training is being held in my hometown, St.Ives at our Leisure Centre. We will be working on cardiovascular endurance and stamina with top Fitness coach Lee Stanbury.
Anyway, I’ve got to go…. got to attend Strength and Conditioning workshop in the basement gym… I’m preparing myself for a lot of pain!