We are sponsoring Mark Deans, a young champion open water swimmer from Glasgow who will be blogging for the next few months about his competitions this year and his progress towards his ultimate goals of the World Championships in 2017 and Commonwealth Games in 2018.
We are also sponsoring Andrew Mullen, a young Paralympian swimmer also from Glasgow who is competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio in September. Andrew's previous blogs from April to June detail his progress up to his Rio qualification, and are available to enjoy.
Over the past month I have been preparing for a lot of big races - the 16km Faros Marathon in Croatia, Scottish National Open Water Championships and the next Red Bull Neptune Steps in Sweden.
I did get to head up north to Aviemore, where I competed in SASA North District’s ‘Open Water Championships’. Over 30 – 31 July, I swam in the 1.5km and 5km race at Loch Morlich.
Hello and welcome to my first blog.
I am one of two swimmers – along with Andrew Mullen – that Mactaggart & Mickel Group is sponsoring this year.
As part of my sponsorship, I’m going to be doing a three-part blog series giving you updates on my training and everyday life, which will hopefully give you an idea of what it’s like to be a young athlete.