Check this out … “Early Mornings”, a poem by Issac Ellis (Junior Club Captain) .. worth a read!
Early morning time to rise, Darkness blankets all outside. I quickly eat a slender snake, And ensure, all my bags are packed. Before arriving at the pool, Where all is calm and still and cool. Swimmers bend and bow and stretch, To loosen muscles, tight and tense. Poised ready on the blocks to go, The whistle shills a ‘Mighty Blow!!’ We’re off, our session starts in haste, We’re swimming fast no time to waste. Hard work and sweat and pain and tears, Prepare us for those future years, When we may stand upon the stage, With medals and a glinting gaze. Deep pride and honour fill our hearts, So thank you for those early starts!!