I tried out for the Swim Team for the first time and I didn’t get it but then I trained very hard and then tried out again this year and I got on. It’s very hard work doing all the exercises, you have to do some bops and do lots and lots of laps. A bop is where you just push up and down in the water with your arms in front of you on the side of the pool and it helps build your arm muscles. I probably swim about 800 metres in all at training and I have training every Monday and Thursday. On Sundays I have swim lessons with Lydia, she is a girl who is from my school and she is already on the swim team and she is very fast. Lydia helped me train to get on the swim team and I want to swim with her still because I like training with her and she comes to my house and we swim at Green Court where I live.
Here is a photo of me swimming in a lake in Finland with my friend Johannes.
When you are on the S.A.S. swim team you get to travel to places like Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia and so one day I might get to do that if I get fast enough.