Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Life at the Pool

We are getting quite a lot of swimming in at the moment, with nearly daily sessions at the public pool in Preuilly. Recently we learnt that it will be Laurent's last season as the maître-nageur here, as he is going to take a year or two off work 'to make a new life for himself'. We wish him well on his new adventure, but we will miss him. He's here until 1 September, then the pool closes until next year.

Laurent on the left and Huub on the right, below. Huub is wearing his special go faster swimming trunks, designed by him and his associates. They specialise in triathlon suits known as Huub Tubes (as seen in this video worn by Jenson Button and his mates).
 Simon, below left, encouraging Anneloes to behave badly. And what is the best thing about spending the summer in France according to a 7 year old? Swimming with Simon! Yay!
 Swimming lecturer Ingrid and swim scientist Huub show everyone how to do it.