Monday, October 24, 2011

Swim Meet

The Jeffco Aquatic Master’s held their first “annual” intrasquad swim meet.  As it was my first swim meet, I set personal records in both my events.  It was also fun to spend time with folks out of the water.  A swim meet is kind of like a track meet.  There is a lot of waiting around for your event(s).  Some of the time is passed warming up and cooling down.  Most of the time is passed cheering the other swimmers and just hanging out poolside.

50 SCY Freestyle:  35.57
50 SCY Breaststroke:  50.37

I was thrilled with the freestyle time.  My previous best during workouts had been 47 seconds.  It was kind of fun to dive in and just sprint knowing that my only objective was to get to the end and back as fast as possible.  During the events, I dove in from the side of the pool.  Most individuals came off the blocks, but some individuals did pool starts.

As I was in the back of the pack for both my events, I am not planning on competing in other local events on my own.  However, I will make a point of practicing off the start blocks periodically and attempting various distances as part of my swim training.

I really appreciate all of the volunteers and staff that helped pull off the event.  The potluck afterwards was a nice bonus.

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