Rose swaps the pool for the sea!

15th August 2013

On Sunday 11th August Rose Stride completed her third open water swim at the 2K Eastbourne Maritime Swim. Whilst most of the club are enjoying a well earned break from training, Rose has had to continue training, as to have attempted this event without so doing would have been mad!

Conditions were somewhat grim and the sea was indeed very rough! The course was 2 x 1k circuits, which mostly consisted of being battered by waves the entire course due to the current being diagonal to the beach, which meant being hit from every direction as you swam.

Rose won the 12/13 year old age group and was 7th overall in the open category, out of a field of approximately 30 ladies. She completed the course in 33.09 minutes. Rose's mum, Alison said " It was fantastic and we were very proud of Rose, especially when the mayor of Eastbourne presented her with her trophy."

Rose has also competed in the last few weeks in the 1.5K Lake swim at Westhamptnett, where she was 3rd in her age group, just half a second behind the second placed swimmer. The winner gained automatic national qualification. And there was also the well known Brighton 'Pier to Pier' 1K event, where the event was open age and she was 16th overall.

Next year she intends completing the 6 races in the South East Regional series, the longest being 5K. Alison also added "We are hoping Atlantis will rustle up a team for the Brighton pier to pier next year, for both the ladies and the men !!!".


 Mayor, Cllr Mike Thompson, presents Rose with her trophy - well done Rose!

(Nice T-shirt, by the way!)