A Swimmer’s First Meet

The Spooky Shoot Out at Pierce College – October 22, 2017

Spencer Allen  

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.

Yvette K. Mankerian 

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!!

Spencer Allen