Swim history before SwimTrek
Rarely a day
goes by without Trish from Ireland getting in the water. She loves the buzz of
open water swim races and the adventure of exploring the world from the water.
She competes in the sport of lifesaving and loves taking part in all water
competitive youth swimmers, masters, open water swimmers and lifesaving groups.
She hosts video analysis swim sessions and is an experienced pool and beach
Locations guided on
Turkey, Sardinia, Mexico, Croatia, Finland (&Turkey and Croatia Short
Most memorable swim moment
Main Beach, Byron Bay, Australia
This is a
favourite swim I’ve done hundreds of times but in March 2013 after 3 days of
travelling from Ireland to Australia I had my most memorable swim here. On arrival
I cycled straight to the beach. I walked in the sun to Wategos and had the
loveliest swim with friends and a turtle back to Main Beach. Having braved the
chilly Irish waters with wetsuit and hood while surfing all winter the balmy
waters were bliss.
Top swimming tip
trainer is a fantastic little machine for pool swimming. It is like a watch
face that slips under your swim cap. You can set it to beat at different
intervals. I try to be at the far end of the pool each time it beeps. It is
very simple but the immediate feedback on your pace is a great motivation to
try hard, particularly when training alone. I set the beeps 0.04 seconds faster
each week which is barely noticeable but by the end of the year it should mean
an 8 second improvement per 100metres.
Interesting fact about you
If Trish was a book she would be an atlas. She
loves maps and travelling.