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.
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.
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:
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).
Unfortunately, you can’t outswim a bad diet. So, before we get into the specific of performance nutrition to maximise your swim across to Rottnest, let’s get back to basics with food.
Most recent statistics highlight that less than 4% of Australians consume the recommended 2 serves of fruit and 5 vegetables per day. JUST 4%! See this recommendation as your multi vitamin and immune strengthen.
2017 Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub launches as 'A Swim for All"
Here at Port to Pub, we’re so excited to launch the 2017 Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub swim. The first event was a great success. One of the continual pieces of feedback we’ve had was that the atmosphere of the swim was relaxed and fun. That’s exactly what we wanted the event to be, and we intend to keep it that way.