With Easter fast approaching this weekend, it begs the question, where has the year gone?!
Can you believe it’s already mid-April?
With the kids on school holidays and a calendar full of social activities for even the hermits among us, it can become easy to get yourself out of rhythm with your swimming training.
Here are our top tips for how to balance your Easter eggs and your Easter swimming training over Easter long weekend.
1. Find a balance
Finding balance anytime can be tricky, with work, social activities and training but it can become especially hard during holiday periods.
You may feel the pull to stay on track because you have a goal you want to accomplish, however, you may also feel guilty for not eating all those Easter goodies and enjoying the time with your friends and family.
It’s important to not stress over having some extra Easter eggs or a sneaky glass of wine or two or maybe even missing a swim session.
Enjoy this time with your family and most of all enjoy those Easter eggs and Hot Cross Buns – remember they only come around once a year!
2. Participate in an ocean swim event
The Easter holidays are the perfect opportunity to enjoy one last ocean swim before the season wraps up.
The best part about doing an ocean swim over the Easter holidays is that it can also double as a training swim and time with the family.
Not only will you have a fun day out with the family enjoying the ocean but you will also be supporting the local community.
Check out our ocean swims calendar for an event near you.
3. Make a plan
We all know life gets busy during the Easter holidays, the days are long and can be filled with kids’ activities, family catch-ups and of course work.
The best way to stay on top of everything and still fit in your swim sessions is to make a plan.
Plan out the holiday period, with family catch-ups, kids activities, and work and don’t forget to include your training in there.
Maybe that’s an early morning swim before the day starts or a swim at night after dinner or maybe you sneak out during lunchtime.
4. Try a new swim group
Maybe you’re struggling to find the motivation to train during the Easter holiday period or maybe you’re away on holiday and don’t know where to swim.
Whatever situation you are in, trying a new swim group is always refreshing and you get to meet new people who have the same passion for the ocean as you.
It might seem a bit nerve-racking but social swimming groups love when ‘swim tourists’ come for a visit and always welcome swimmers with open arms.
The easiest way to find a swim group is to search our swim directory for social ocean swimming groups or buddies.
If you can’t find a swim group near your location you can always put a shout out on the Ocean Swimming Enthusiasts Facebook group.
5. Get the family involved
It can be hard to fit in a swim every day, so why not get the family involved over the Easter holidays.
Head to the beach with the family and do some in’s and out’s or just enjoy a bodysurfing session.
This way you can move your body and count it as a session but you won’t miss out on that valuable time with your family and friends.