The One Show & Sky Sports 2!
What have I been doing? Well it’s been a very busy and productive start to the year! I have been to South Africa to race all 8 miles at the Midmar mile swim in Pietermaritzburg. I then went onto Dubai with my swimming club for a competition and training camp.
I have spent a lot of time traveling from my home in Edinburgh to London to do some filming with Film Nova for a feature on The One Show! The journey has been so much fun and didn’t feel like ‘work’ at all! I’ m really excited to be doing my first ever presenting feature for the One Show this week, Wednesday 7-8pm. Please give it a watch and let me know what you think.
I have also been around the country on a road trip to see a lot of British swimmers ahead of the British Gas Swimming Championships this week the 10-16th April. This is the Qualification meet for The Commonwealth Games. All 12 swimming sessions, heats and finals, will be streamed live on the British Swimming website with myself and Hannah East presenting every session. I started off my road trip in Middlesborough to see Aimee Willmott. I travelled through Leeds, Derby, Loughborough , Millfield and it all ended in Bath when I saw all 15 athletes at the intensive training centre there including Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson.
It was really good to catch up with everyone and see how training has been going and what their hopes are for the Championships and the Commonwealth Games in July. I also found out a few interesting facts about some of the swimming, James Guy for instance spends his weekend fishing! He just can’t get enough of water!
I am really looking forward to being part of the presenting team for the British Gas Swimming Champs and can’t wait to experience a swimming competition from a totally different angle! Sky are showing the final 3 evening sessions live on Sky Sports 2, so make sure your glued to your computers and TV’s.
But don’t think that this is me going for a new career …. Well not yet anyway, this season I have taken some time out of competitive racing. I am still in the pool 5-6 times a week keeping fit with my swimming club, Warrender Baths. My focus is still very much on open water and the exciting road to Rio! But with no major competition for Open Water this year myself and my coach, Laurel Bailey decided that a year out was the right preparation.
You can catch me on The One Show this Wednesday 7-8pm.
You can also watch me on the British Swimming live streaming of the British Gas Swimming Championships #BGSC14 http://www.swimming.org/live/british-gas-swimming-championships-2014 from 8.55am Thursday- Tuesday.
And on Sky Sports 2 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night from 6pm .