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Jodie Cowie’s GB Journey: Malta Training Camp

14 July 2013

In January 2013, 15-year old Jodie Cowie was selected to train with the British Gas GBR Synchronised Swimming Team. She decided to write a blog to keep track of her exciting first year with the team.

Hi everyone.

Tonight is our last night in Malta before we fly to Barcelona tomorrow for the World Championships!

The training over the past couple of weeks has been very intense and tiring.

We have been doing all different types of training to prepare us for Worlds. One of the hardest sections was physical training where we had to repeat a section out of the routine multiple times with only a small rest in between each part.

I think that this training helped a lot to enable us to make the whole run-throughs more intense.

Everything in Malta is really nice! The pool we train in is quite big and warm although it does have a slightly strange taste! The hotel we have been staying in is also very nice and the staff are very kind and supportive of the team.The view is also amazing!

Last night we performed in a show at the pool we have been training at.

It was very exciting to find out that 1,400 people had bought tickets to watch it! It was a really cool experience as it was quite dark when we swam (about 10:30pm) and I had also never performed in front of that many people before.

I am really looking forward to flying to Barcelona even though I am also really nervous! I just need to finish packing after our last training session tomorrow morning.

Hopefully I will update again at some point in Barcelona.


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