The sea snail going to swim 10K with one leg- Ilanit Yurman
“There is more to life than increasing it’s speed” – Mahatma Gandhi.
Of course, no doubt. There are some other important things.
Pace , stroke rate, volume.
For me for now speed is my goal.
I just have to swim faster.
I’m on my way to my first swimming marathon. 10 Km,maybe 11-12 , 6-7 hours I’m not too fast at the moment.
Whenever I complain about it, my friends look at the leg that I lost, with the thought of – “Well, in her condition”…
So you know, David Burke is an open water swimmer from Ireland. He lost his leg at the age of 7. He was swimming 1 Km in 11 minutes!! represented Ireland in the Paralympics.
In a good day, I swim 1 Km in 28 minutes.
In 2014 a group of 4 amputees set record by crossing the English Channel.
I don’t aim to that level, just want to make my 10Km in less than 6 hours by controlling my pace, my body temperature, and my awareness as long as possible through the marathon.
I swim the WEST swimming technique. The swimming technique of Water World Swimming center in Israel. I’m personally trained by the Guinness Record holder – Ori Sela, and by many of the center’s coaches. I feel that they really care for me, and wish to make me a better swimmer in a healthy body
I train in the pool not only in a group, but self-training as well . There are exercises for speed control in short and long distance, swimming with fins (in my case, single fin ), to increase speed, and exercises to control stroke rate and pulse while speeding.
And I just love it.
Needless to say I regularly swim in open water never give up on my Pilates training, Weight training and my diet. My recipe long and enjoying way of life.
I named myself “The Sea Snail” (as “The Sea Turtle” was taken).
Like a snail, I’m soft from the inside, and tough from the outside.
I know I can do it, I can swim that marathon in – 6 Hours!!!
Am I crazy or what…
The sea snail.