Jodie Cowie’s GB Journey: My First World Championships
17 August 2013
In January 2013, 16-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.
So we have finished our first ever World Championships!! The whole team is extremely pleased as we made it to finals in our first Worlds and also improved our score from prelims.
The whole experience was amazing and even though it was a long time to be away it was definitely worth all the hard work and training. Here’s a cool underwater picture of us training in Malta!
In Barcelona, there were four different pools for us to train in. There was an outdoor pool which was really high up and had an amazing view of the city.
The divers also trained and competed at this pool.
Another cool thing about the outdoor pool was that there were a couple of birds on poolside.
I’m not actually sure what they were but here’s me and Amy with them.
The other three pools were all inside.
One was the training pool, one the warm up pool and then the competition pool.
We did most of our training in the warm up pool and the competition pool.
As you can see from the picture below there are a lot of seats which made me very nervous as I’d never competed in front of that many people before!
But on the actual day of the competition I was too focused to even notice the crowd until after the swim and then I heard the cheers!!!
The competition was really exciting and now we’ve got three weeks to recover.
I still have some training to do during summer to keep up fitness such as speed swimming and S&C but do will do those on my own at the local leisure centre.
I think this is probably the first post where there has been more pictures than actual text!! I took a lot of photos so I could create more memories!