In this guest blog post, MySwimPro Ambassador and 2008 Olympian Ahmed Nada (@ahmdnada_) shares how he is continuing his training and reaching new goals with MySwimPro.
Hi everyone, My Name is Ahmed Nada, and I split my time between Saudi Arabia and Egypt with my wife and two daughters. I am an Engineer and work as a Supply Chain Director for one of the top FMCG companies in the Middle East and Africa.
On the other hand, I am a former professional swimmer, I participated in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in the 100 meter Butterfly, representing Team Egypt. I am also a 3-time African champion gold medalist, 3-time Arab Champion gold medalist, and a 14-time National champion ship gold medalist.
I was the African record-holder in the 200 Butterfly from 2003 to 2007, and the national record-holder from 2005 to 2011.
I also competed in the 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest in 2017 and got 10th place in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Breaststroke.
What motivates me is to be a champion and fighter every single day. If I can set a good example for my children through swimming, then it is all worth it.
Training With MySwimPro:
I have been training with the MySwimPro app for a few years now, and I have over 300+ workouts logged. The app is a great tool to guide me, since I am training on my own a lot more these days.
I simply sync it with my Garmin smartwatch, and as I swim it automatically records the details of my workouts. Keeping a log of all my workouts helps me look back and track where I need to focus.
MySwimPro helps me a lot in giving me helpful training tips, well-designed sessions, and all the tools to analyze my performance.
My goal is to place in the top 5 at the Masters World Championships in the upcoming years and maintain my progress year-over-year to be a real role model for my daughters.
My Advice For Making a Swimming Comeback:
My advice for adult swimmers who are looking to make a “comeback? or continue their training into their older years, is to make sure you have clear goals and a vision to keep you motivated everyday.
We all are busy with family and work commitments, but if you set your sights on a clear training plan, it is a lot easier to reach your goals. There is nothing better than MySwimPro for envisioning your plans to success.
I am so excited to continue my training with MySwimPro as an Ambassador, thank you for welcoming me to the community!
Thank you so much for sharing your story, Ahmed! We are proud to have you on our Ambassador team and cannot wait to see you reach your goals this year!