April 13, 2020
As we eagerly await the go-ahead to resume swimming, I've launched a podcast, believe it or not, available on Spotify and Anchor FM. Now, don't start thinking that it's a professional-sounding broadcast, or that I'm a good host-interviewer--it's not, and I'm clearly not. It's just an attempt to stay connected with the team that I miss, and it's an opportunity for me to speak with some of my favorite people--current and former swimmers and water polo players, coaches, and a surprise guest every now and then. I just released our debut episode yesterday via Remind text (see our News tab to get info on how to receive team text messages from me). Our first episode featured interviews with former SHS sprinter and current Naval Academy swimmer Anna Freyman, and former SHS swimmer-polo player-City lifeguard-coach Nate Krug. Anna and I discuss coming back from long layoffs (she's had two injury breaks in three years before this current one), and Nate and I talk about the current polo situation as well as his current job as an internal medicine specialist during COVID-19.
To hear episode one, just click on this link: https://anchor.fm/tony-ackerson/episodes/Episode-One-ec2g4p
Thanks, be safe, and stay tuned for more info on when we'll be back. We'll get through this!