I am so relieved that I swam as well as I did last week at the Olympic Trials in Adelaide and the times I posted have given me a great boost of confidence. As you are all aware the last 4 months has been very challenging due to the torn tendon in my Right shoulder and it has been a very careful balancing act as far as swimming training has gone. There have been times during a training session when my shoulder has been painful and I have had to get out of the water and grab my runners and head off on the treadmill for a run or do an extra cardio session at the gym with my trainer. The cross training has helped me to maintain a high level of fitness but I am looking forward to being able to set up a good solid block of training from now until the Olympics.
I will be defending both my titles in the 400m & 200m Individual Medley and I hope to gain a spot on the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay. These are the same swims that I was so successful with in Beijing and I’m really excited and grateful to get this opportunity again.
My team mates from St Peters Western swim club (SPW) were also very successful and I am so proud of them all and of our fabulous coach, Michael Bohl who has done an outstanding job in helping us all to gain selection. Our club makes up 10 of the 44 team members for the Olympic swimming team which is an outstanding achievement and I think it is a record. The SPW squad going to the London Olympics are Bronte Barratt, Meagan Nay, Leisel Jones, Yolane Kukla, Ryan Napolean, Kennrick Monk, Ned McKendry, Mitch Larkin & Nick D’Arcy and of course me:) We are all looking forward to supporting each other through this next preparation and helping each other to get the best from ourselves. It will be great to have Team Bohl working together towards London. Bring it on.