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Port to Pub Training Guide: 10 Week Countdown!
We hope you have had a nice Christmas break and are now raring to get back to training. You have 10 weeks to go! Here is your Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub Training Guide to help keep you motivated and to give you some guidance in the lead up to the swim!
HOW TO USE THE GUIDE
Jarrod Poort to race in Port to Pub 25km!
Many of you will be very excited – maybe a little nervous – to hear you’ll be swimming alongside open water swimming champion and dual Olympian Jarrod Poort next March.
22-year-old Jarrod has signed up to compete in the 25 km ultra-marathon and is back into full training to prepare himself for the tough event. He’ll be sponsored by Subiaco Sports Massage Clinic.
Training Update with Ceinwen Roberts
We are four months out from the 2017 Port to Pub swim. If you have been too busy to get down to the pool to start training, it’s not too late. Now is a perfect time to round up a few mates at a Christmas party and make a pact with each other to do the Port to Pub! Register now and you have until 06 March 2017 to get everything in order and update your details.
Swimmer Nutrition Tips with David Bryant
Getting through the festive period
Christmas Day will not make you fat. However, a December of Christmases will!
Everyone is worried about what they eat between Christmas and New Year’s Day, when really, what we should be worried about is what we eat between New Years and Christmas Day!
Use your swim for a good cause!
In 2017 Port to Pub is lending its support to Coastcare and R U OK?, both of which undertake extremely important work in our community.
We encourage you to use your swim to raise money for one or both of these organisations.
Swim for the future of our turtles!
Five weeks til Christmas Port to Pub Challenge
Port to Pub’s Ceinwen Roberts has set you a swimming challenge in the lead up to Christmas. We’ll be helping you to keep your training program on track from now until March. If you’re looking for some ocean swim training, try out one of the open water swim events – there is one on almost every weekend.
Finding a support boat
Securing a support vessel and skipper for your swim is sometimes the trickiest part of the event organisation.
Some tips include:
Look who's swimming in 2017 - Aaron Ellis-Kerr
Pilbara-based Aaron Ellis-Kerr will compete in the Port to Pub as a solo swimmer in 2017. Training in a hot climate and in an isolated town has its challenges, but as Aaron is proving, it’s far from impossible. Here’s his story:
Physio Tips with Prue Stokes
I have travelled as the team sports physio for the Australian Open Water swim team every year since 2010. Working with open water swimmers, I am used to assessing and treating injuries caused by training overload. These usually occur due to a fast increase in training volume, but can also result from a change in training (ie. more pull, extra paddle use).