Jodie Cowie’s GB Journey: Training starts again
5 September 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.
It’s only just time to start training again and we’re heading to Italy on Sunday! Trials finished last week but the results haven’t been announced until now so I couldn’t post any earlier.
The seven girls in the team earlier this year that went to the Olympics have retired from the sport and so their spots needed to be filled as five of us stayed in the team, although we had to retrial as well.
I think we all miss the other girls that have left, but wish them the best of luck in what they want to do now.I think we all miss the other girls that have left, but wish them the best of luck in what they want to do now and hope to be as inspiring as they were.
As I mentioned, the five of us that went to the World Championships in July retrialled this summer along with all the new girls, and all five of us were fortunately reselected!
There are four new members in the team now and we have been training about a week. I think they are all excited to be in the team and at the moment are sorting out everything to do with accommodation and schooling before starting full-time with the squad!
I’m really looking forward to training with a new and different team.
We’re flying to Italy on Sunday for a choreography camp for three weeks which sounds like a great experience as I have never been on a choreography camp before! Although it doesn’t feel like I’ve been back for very long and I am already going again!
Hannah has been doing lots of core and back work with us which leaves us feeling extremely achy the next day!At the moment our usual training pool, the High Performance Centre, is closed for refurbishment so we have been training at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford and when we get back from Italy we will be training in another different pool.
We have also started training with a new coach for our land warm up, Hannah, who has been doing lots of core and back work with us (which leaves us feeling extremely achy the next day!) and also doing some dance turns for balance and stability, which has been really fun.
I will update again after or perhaps in Italy to tell you about the choreography camp – I’m sure it will be a very interesting post!