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Countdown to Olympics, Calafornia and Training

June 12, 2012

Sent 23rd May just before Kate flew to America – the next instalment will be here soon !

Here is her latest blog from down under !

Its now less than 70 days till my first race at the Olympic games. I’m getting more and more excited each day!


It so exciting hearing the news about the Olympic touch arriving in the UK. I have been reading the papers and watching on the Internet. Its a shame I’m not in the country to be able to see the torch on its journey around the UK.

Things are going great out here in Australia. Training has been going well. Still working on all the things that I think will make a difference in July to my swims. My starts and turns are the two main things! I have been swimming for over 10 years now and its great that I can still learn new things to help me improve! It’s exciting.

I’m heading to California, America tomorrow with my training group to train and compete for two weeks.  First of all we are racing at the Irvine grand prix. This is where some of the worlds top swimmers train. They have world record holders and Olympics champions. At this meet I will be racing Americas top 2 breastrokers Rebecca Soni and Jessica Hardy. We are then staying to train with them for a few days which will be a great experience. We then head to Santa Clara where we will be competing in a meet there. The American Olympic trials are in a few weeks so I think there will be some fast swimming. Michael Phelps is swimming at the Santa Clara meet, its always great to watch him race, he is awesome. 

Whilst we are in America we should also get some relaxing time. Hopefully some days at the beach when we aren’t at the pool! And maybe a bit of shopping! We are going to see a baseball game whilst we are there, I have never been to one and I don’t really know much about the game but I’m sure it will be a great atmosphere and fun evening out!

When we return from America I have just over 5 weeks till I fly back for the Olympics. Then just over 7 weeks till I race!