Saturday, November 22, 2008

Finals tonight and a return trip to Portland

We've refueled after prelims and the team is veging out until we head back to the pool. Our 200 Medley Relays will set the evening in motion and the fun won’t stop until after the 400 Free Relay several hours later. We have loads of finals swims ahead of us and many great races already behind. Our swimmers have opportunities to move up and the chance to make small adjustments after our morning swims.

More than anything I’m impressed with how well our men and women are racing. We’re attacking swims without fear or misgivings. It is far better to give everything to a race in the face of possible discomfort and pain than to wait around hoping things will go smoothly and easily. This difference is the hard thing to teach and it is a blast to see our team lay everything on the line for great swims!

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