Competed in my last CIS (Canada’s version of NCAA’s) championships last weekend. Bittersweet. I’m going to miss this sport.
Anonymous asked: how do you feel about the standards (sr nats) being quite harder now? do you still have yours?
I LOVE THAT THEY’RE HARDER!!!!!
I do still have mine, and I think the harder standards are making it incentive for Canada to catch up to the rest of the world.
Anonymous asked: really starting to think of unfollowing you, - you haven't posted it what seems like months. :(
Okay, go ahead. I do have swimming and school and a social life and medical school applications and a bazillion other things, sorry my priority isn’t anons on tumblr.
coachoftheyearmovie asked: Hi! I'm contacting you on behalf of the upcoming feature film COACH OF THE YEAR- An independent, kid-friendly sports comedy based on the inspiring true story of a rag tag swim team that tries to win a state championship...without a pool to practice in. Director/swim coach Dave Stott hopes that with this film we will inspire kids all over the country to learn to swim safely. This is a FOR swimmers BY swimmers movie and we'd really appreciate it if you would promote it on your blog. Thanks!
Everyone read this and follow these guys =)
Thanks for the submission!
I am 20. 4 years ago, at 16, my 50m free time was a 42 seconds. No I’m not kidding. 4 years ago, swimming was just something I did for fun.
Two years ago, I was lucky enough to start swimming Varsity at a University. That October, I got my first Nationals cut. This season, I got 5 Nationals cuts, and qualified to swim at the Olympic Trials.
Not only did I get to swim at the Olympic Trials, I qualified to the B Final in the 100m freestyle. It was the best experience of my life and I love every second of swimming. The hard practices, the dryland we hate, my team… everything.
If you had told me 4 years ago that I would be swimming at the Olympic Trials and qualified to the B final in one race, I wouldn’t have thought it was possible. But with a lot of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication, I did what I never thought I could do.
So just shut up, and swim.