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Thursday 06 December 2001

I let the lads off to have a swim on their own today, and watched from the shore. Felt like a day off, and was happy to observe from the beach for a change. They had what looked like an amazing swim.
Fungie stayed with them for ages, not really leaving for any length of time. It was a high energy swim, with loads going on, even watching from where I was this was obvious.
The dolphin tended to keep them quite far out, drawing them out to sea all the time. Its interesting that his chosen arena can change relatively from day to day, another occasion the action could all be close to shore. He did a few leaps clear out of the water, and was going from one to the other constantly. At one point he made a flying approach towards Nick and just before he landed it seemed that he changed his mind and totally adjusted the angle of his jump, so that he was heading for Keith instead. He is so utterly aware of what he is doing, its just amazing.
Jen (2) arrived later on and jumped in to get a bit of the action. Fungie came straight in to meet her as she swam out, and she got a few spins from him. But from where I was standing it seemed that he was a bit more interested in the boys again today.
Suzanne Murtagh

Swimmers - Nick, Keith and Jen (2)
Water Time - 50 mins
Fungie Time - 35 mins
Date Posted: 06/12/2001
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