Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Qualifying for Singapore Biathlon 2008

It seems like I'm not a swimmer just yet. I registered for the Singapore Biathlon 2008 and was greeted by the fact that I need to go a swim trial within 2 weeks. It would be 30 laps in the Olympic Size swimming pool in 40 minutes. Never was I efficient in swimming.

Swimming practice

After some 2 sessions a week swims for a week plus now, I'm feeling more confident in the water. But I still cannot thread water properly. Well, failure is the mother of success and my coach says I will make it for the swim trial if I believe in myself and that I imagine the swimming strokes in my mind.

At the back of my mind, I'm actually telling myself that I could only participate in a Biathlon in 2009, but I'm going for the swim trial nevertheless. I say a miracle if I pass my swim trial.

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13 comments:

The J Wonderland said...

Your test is crazy~~!! I can't even swim 10m.

FuzzieFroggie said...

Swimming is a mind game just like you running the marathon under 4hrs 30 mins.

After that, there is the triathlon and the ironman waiting. Watch them at the youtube....
Cheers....you will make it.

marco THE crazyhorse said...

Yeah, but it seems like I had failed my first swim trial which is only 9 laps in 40 mins, I'm required to do 15 laps in 40 mins. Ha, but I think the conductor of the swim trial was quite impressed with me, "Hey, you need to swim faster to qualify!" All this when I was catching my breath.
All, I to make time out of my schedule to practice and go for swim trial number 2.

Fuzzie Froggie said...

Good try, admire ppl like you who don't say no and willing to try.
Swimming is just like running, practice is the trick. You will make it. All the best.
Cheers......

Anonymous said...

At first I cannot make it.
I tried never to give up and
now completed Ironman 70.3 Singapore
Soon I will be Ironman Finisher.

Desiree said...

Hi there -- it seems like I came across your blog too late, because when I signed up for the biathlon in late December, I could only complete the 15 laps in 50 minutes. However, I signed up for swim training with Tribob (www.tribob.com), which was offering a biathlon course. In six weeks, I passed the test in 39:29 and this weekend, successfully completed the biathlon. The time trial is somewhat ridiculous -- 40 minutes is really too stringent, and they should not expect you to be able to pass it within two weeks of registration, but because I was training with Tribob, I didn't have to take the test until February 16. Good luck for future races!

marco THE crazyhorse said...

Its a SIN, that I had not go for my second swim trial, but the few swimming practices I went, my last recorded time was 31.26 for 10 laps.
Still short of the 15 laps in 40 minutes. Biathlon 2009...

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