A Swimmer’s First Meet
The Spooky Shoot Out at Pierce College – October 22, 2017
Just swam my first short course meters USMS swim meet. Was a bit surreal and a bit intimidating to be out swimming in the same pool as future and former Olympians.
Had a nice start with a 50m freestyle sprint, and got cocky… decided, against my initial instincts when I first signed up, to pencil in for a 200m freestyle.
I finished it.
I can say that much.
I had genuine fear I was going to black out, and finished with a roaring headache. Instincts.
All in all it was a great day. After I recovered, I had a nice 100m free and swam anchor on a 200m medley relay.
My coach is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met, and the people involved with the club are genuine and awesome people. I feel lucky to have found this group, and am excited to get to work pushing down my times.
The Spooky Shootout was truly a fun and exhilarating experience.
Thank you Coach Charles for constantly believing in us and pushing to not only do great but to have fun.
We have a great team! I loved the support and it certainly made competing much more fun than stressful.
I can’t wait for the next meet. And the article is right on!!