Sunday, February 13, 2011

Regional Recap.

Yesterday I had my regional swim meet. It went really really well! On the way to the meet my mom told me that I should drink some caffeine before I swam. When she said that I just looked at her like she was crazy. Usually my mom doesn’t let me drink caffeine, ever. But I guess she wanted me to do well. Fortunately it worked! I had my best swims of the whole season.

My 500 freestyle time was a 6:09, and I am confident that next year I can get under six minutes! My 200 freestyle time was a 2:14, and I dropped five seconds in one day! I was really proud of my swims, even though I didn’t make it to states! Maybe next year. Also in the 4 by 100 relay, I had my best 100 freestyle time of a 1:05. I think that is great especially after a long day.

Today I am making Cakepops with my mom. They are cute little balls of cake stuck into a popsicles stick. They are the cutest, and best tasting things that I have ever eaten! If you want to find more information Google Bakerella. After that I have my swim banquet, it should be fun because we will have a lot to talk about from the meet yesterday!

Happy early Valentines Day!

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

No More Club Swimming

I have officially stopped swimming with my club team. I just couldn't handle all the stress of high school, and swimming combined! I know it sounds lame, but it is so true. But I haven't given swimming up completely. I am still swimming for my high school's team. Well, kind of. The season is about to end, as of today. But, yesterday was the prelims of the regionals meet, and today I have finals. I made it to finals in all the events that I swam in prelims, including the 500 freestyle, the 200 freestyle, and the 4 by 100 freestyle relay.

My time in the 200 freestyle was a 2:19 which isn't a best time, so today in finals I am hoping to drop a second or two. Then in the 500 I went a 6:12 and my 50 splits were 32 seconds, 34 seconds, 36 seconds, and then I held a 38 for the rest of my swim. Today I want to get under a 6:10, which means that I have to be more consistent throughout the whole race.

Because I quit swimming, I want to try crew. I have tried one practice on the machine, and the coach told me that I was a natural. I hope he doesn't change his mind later in the season ;)!

Have a great Valentines weekend!!
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