Friday, June 19, 2009

First swim meet

One of my goals this year was to support the Blacksburg Country Club Barracudas swim team by swimming in the meets.  Both adults and kids swim in the summer league.  On the one hand, I think it's great for kids to see adults engaging in physical activity rather than just sitting on the sidelines.  On the other hand, I don't think adult placings should be equally weighted with kids.  It's something like 20 points for first on down.  So Grant comes in 12/17 and earns just a few points for the team.  I come in 3rd/3 and earn 17 points for the team.

I decided the morning of that I'd do the meet and fortunately had a chance to practice diving in with goggles.  I swam my 50 free in 33.87 (give or take!).  It was a total rush and I had more left in the engine for next time.  Need to commit to the flip turn next time too.

It was a great meet and nice opportunity to catch up with old friends that I only seem to see at these events. The kids are always so inspirational, especially the ones who work so hard just to make it to the other end of the pool.  They are brave children, every one of them!