October 4, 2011
Cynthia has been steadily improving over the last two years which is no surprise to me. This summer at multiple meets she was less then a second off her JO qualification time in the 50 free. Finally at the Hercules meet on the 24th and 25th she got under the cut by less then a tenth of a second. It may sound clichéd but it is absolutely true, there are three things that contributed to her success: dedication, work ethic, and a love for the sport. Cynthia is at practice every day even if her schedule only permits her to swim for 30 minutes. During the last season she has not only smoothed out her strokes, but also has learned how to train. What I mean by that is she knows how to use the clock and manage her efforts for a given set and interval. Accomplishing this is one of the main learning objectives of Age Group II and she has been picking up on this quickly. Congratulation’s Cynthia, you deserve it!