January 26, 2013
The 2013 Washington Open provided great promise for our championship season. The 90 swimmers who attended were beat up, sick, and hairy, and had every reason in the world to feel sorry for themselves and not put up a great effort, but they didn’t.
Yes, mid-season meets for SR swimmers are not always the prettiest of events to watch, as super fast swimming & best times are not the norm. What you look for as a coach are “signs of life”, like improvement over last year’s performances at the same stage, or the implementation of the technique and/or race strategy that you’ve been drilling into their heads for the past months. For the vast majority of the team, we saw the “signs of life” we seek, and for that the coaching staff is optimistic about what the future hold for our big meets in March. Good stuff team!