The calm before the storm…well our last week at home before our Olympic tour departure was supposed to be a relaxing time, but between our hectic training schedule, photo shoots at the pool, the Today Show appearance and interviews with Campbell Newman, we were left needing a bit of R&R. Nothing an eight hour stopover at Frankfurt Airport can’t cure.
So perk #1 of being an Olympian – we all got to spend this mammoth stopover in the QANTAS Club – thanks QANTAS!
When we were on our last tour our Olympian ‘action’ shots were released by Australian Water Polo (AWPI) through Pearse Photography. Also whilst we were away I was featured with the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) Water Polo squad on Channel 10’s Totally Wild. It’s a cool little story, and many thanks goes to Jess Meares (Totally Wild host) for organising. The clip is at the below link, and the water polo story begins at 4 minutes 58 seconds (I haven’t been counting J)http://ten.com.au/video-player.htm?movideo_p=41457&movideo_m=188600
We have now arrived in Budva, Montenegro. We are spending 10 days training here before we head to Varese, Italy for another training camp and then off to the OLYMPICS. Which reminds me, AWPI have released the AWPI Official London Olympic Newsletter – “On The Ball”. Details here http://www.australianwaterpolo.com.au/news/article/2012/june/on-the-ball-australian-water-polos-london-olympic-newspaper/
Being excited about training in summer is an understatement. I came very prepared…the Reef Oil has made a reappearance! Don’t worry, they now come in SPF 30+, 15+, 8+ and 0, as it was in the 90’s. I’m thinking the Montenegrin sun requires 15+ (doctors and parents can disregard that last comment). We we’re allowed one day of playing tourist with an organised boat cruise of the surrounding harbours. It was a fabulous day with lots of relaxing, sight seeing, and even a swim in the Montenegrin version of the ‘Blue Grotto’.
Until next time