Good afternoon sports fans!
This is my first post with this account, made specifically for sportstalksocial.com. And, I've just loaded up the account with just over 30,000 SPORTS ready to curate the sports related content that appeals to me.
This could be anything from Football (Soccer for some of you), Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Snooker, Athletics, and probably a fair few more that don't come to mind right now. If your content isn't sports related, I may write a message informing you, and if you are really taking the piss repeatedly, I'll likely downvote your content. This account has no other vested stake other than SPORTS.
This account also gives me a little more freedom to post content that perhaps the majority of my followers at @abh12345 aren't used to seeing / didn't follow me for.
Like this :)
My daughter swims for a club, and yesterday she was at a county gala event performing a couple of 50 meter events. She's been swimming since she was 3, and her mum and grandma (and my late father) are keen swimmers.
Since starting out, she has had a couple of notable coaches. One of which trained Rebecca Adlington who won 2 gold medals at the 2008 Olympics.
Her best stroke is butterfly, which is apparently the most energy-zapping of all the strokes used in events. The good thing about learning early though is that the main focus is technique. Over 50 meters and at this age, you can get away without perfect technique if you are ahead of your peers in strength, and my daughter is much better over further.
She's in lane 3:
4th in lane 3 - 35:02
Her time of 35:02 is a personal best, beating the one she set at the same event a year ago. This last year though she has mainly been focusing on further, and she often lets me know that she swam '150+ lengths this evening' - damn!
What's cool is that the girls ahead of her in this race are a year older, and second or two at this level can easily be made up via a little more experience and strength. I'm looking forward to watching her race over further as technique will come into play more.
Thanks for reading,