DAY IN THE HECTIC LIFE OF A DEDICATED SWIMMER
5.45am: Alarm sounds. 6am: Leave house, drive to Manchester.
6.33am (precisely): Arrive at pool.
6.55am: Pre-pool warm-up.
7-9am: Full training; session set designed by coach, includes skills (turns and starts etc), lengths and cool-down, followed by post-pool stretches.
9.30am: Shower and leave for home.
10.45am: Back to bed after a bowl of cereal — Bran Flakes and Rice Krispies mixed in the same bowl.
Noon: Wake up and chill, watch Loose Women on TV.
12.30pm: Lunch, whatever
1.30pm: Set off for Manchester again.
3-5pm: Another full session in the pool.
7pm: Arrive home and in bed no later than 10.30pm.