Jay Walter – Rottnest Channel Open Water Swim (20km)

The Rottnest Channel Swim as an event was something I’d done plenty of times in a team before, but never as a Solo. The 20lm crossing as a solo swimmer requires a lot of training, but equally important is the nutrition and ensuring you have enough ‘fuel’ to get over there. I’d hit a bit of a wall with my training often fading at the end of a long session. I was referred to Kira and booked in for a number of sessions to assist me with my calorie intake, the different types of foods I should be eating and a bit of a plan to test out the various foods I’d be eating during the swim. The difference was instant and really boosted my training. On the day, despite rough conditions that saw a quarter of the field retired from the event, I successfully crossed. When I first spoke to Kira I said I wasn’t doing the event to set records, I just wanted a successful crossing. With her advice, I crossed the line with plenty of energy still left in the tank. I couldn’t be more grateful for Kira’s knowledge and guidance in helping me achieve a long term goal.

Fuelling for Fitness Online Course B2