Our Silver and Bronze Squads experienced some serious training, some goal setting and a lot of fun at the Nelson Bay Training Camp in early August.
Four of our swimmers put pen to paper about the weekend and Toby’s report below is representative of them all.
At 4:00 pm on Friday afternoon we left Narrabeen on the bus with our coaches Ryo, Michelle and Nao and a few of the parents. On the way to Nelsons Bay we stopped at McDonalds for dinner. When we arrived at the Birubi holiday park we took all the bags of the bus and were told who we were to stay with for the two nights.
Once we settled into our cabins we had a quick meeting, ate muffins and drank hot milo, yummy!!! In the morning we had a hot breakie and got on the mini buses at 9:00 for a half an hour drive to Raymond Terrace pool where we did dry land and a hard swim set. We then went back to the caravan park to have lunch and talk about our goals. Not long after we returned to the pool for more dry land and swimming. Once we returned back to our cabins we kicked a ball around until it was time for dinner, which was burritos and tacos, followed by a delicious dessert.
After dinner we had Carlile’s Got Talent, where everyone showed off their talents in a group or individually and the top three spots were awarded a prize of chocolate. We then went to bed and woke up early to go for a run along Birubi beach with Rio and then came back to hot pancakes. After breakfast we packed our bags and got ready to leave but before we left we were taken to huge sand dunes by a big four-wheel drive bus. When we arrived we were each given a sand board, which was made specifically for the sand. Everyone enjoyed sliding down the dunes on their bums and it was definitely the highlight for the trip.
After an hour and a half of sliding it was time to head home. We all got on the bus and everyone was worn out. We had another healthy stop at McDonalds and then arrived back at Narrabeen by 2:30 to our very relaxed parents who had a child free weekend almost.
By Toby Boyce
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