Sunday sees a gorgeous sunrise, flat calm warm waters, the A team in training and the Bold & Beautiful swim...of course!
I haven't been down for a while, so I was particularly happy to be met with near perfect conditions.
Today, I thought I would introduce you to the Sunday blog team - we've been on a recruiting mission and I'm glad to say we have some new faces joining our exclusive team. That means, for you, the reader you'll get to hear from all of us, a different person each week.
So, here we go and I've ordered these in length of service, long serving members through to our newbies.
Sharon (Snorkles) approx 1 1/2 years
Gone are the days of the Stephen and Sharon team, when we used to hibernate in a corner of bluewater and write the blog live straight from swimming.
S+S soon, became S, and I did a solo effort for a few months - which is about the same time as my nickname came along 'Snorkles'. Continuing neck issues meant a Doctors opinion that I should stop swimming. This wasn't an option for me and so using a snorkel and fins became the norm, and I could continue jumping in and swimming.
Rainer (Lips) approx 1 year
So on my recruiting mission I went and I managed to persuade the King of Blogtarting* that life behind the camera is as much fun as in front of it.
In the early days, I could always persuade Rainer that there was a photo opportunity at every swim stroke and doing something (anything) to get a photo in the blog became almost a full time job.
The blogs he writes ooze his humour and wit, oh and have a strong intellectual side too, of course.
Today, he is joined with his daughter who thankfully keeps him under control.
Emma (Inner Westies) - approx 9 months
We needed another person, and along came Emma. Emma has been fantastic and taken up most of the weekends (as I have turned to cycling a little more these days). Emma has a great knack of getting photos of lots of swimmers and remembering their names for the blog. Here she is enjoying a well earned break from blogging in the Maldives.
Trainee Michael (Thunderbird) - in training first blog NEXT WEEKEND!!
I have a feeling we are going to enjoy blogs from Michael, I dunno, but there is something in this next photo that I just get that feeling. Welcome to the team Michael and we are looking forward to your blog next Sunday!
Trainee Eugene (Gino)- first blog appearing in a couple of weeks
Gino answered the blogging ad with the following comment, how could he not become part of the team with those skills? We look forward to reading your first blog.
Hey hey, If still need a blogger, I would be keen! have done a bit of writing, standup comedy and marketing before and am down there most mornings #funemployed! Cheers Gino
So there you have it, our team. Now you know all of us, please do say Hello on a Sunday and we will make sure we include you in the blog.
*Blogtarting = a recreational activity which involves the ability to continually appear in front of the camera, doing something silly, or basically anything really.
Today's swim in picture format:
Sterling and Peter
New wetsuit day!
Guess who's swimsuit
Wintery shade at Shelly
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