July 9, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
The swimmers have settled into a routine. Wake up and meet in the lobby by 5:40 a.m. Walk to the pool. Swim and then walk back to the hotel for a big breakfast. Sleep or rest after they ice their shoulders. Meet back in the lobby by 11:40 a.m. Walk to the pool. Swim and then walk back to the hotel for lunch. Sleep or rest after they ice their shoulders. Meet in the lobby by 5:10 p.m. Walk to the pool. Swim and then walk back to the hotel for dinner. Ice shoulders and then sleep. Repeat again tomorrow!
The only variations are who is walking as the swimmer(s) of the day get to ride in the air conditioned car with Coach Lemieux. Thursday's swimmers of the day were Megan Brown, Ryan Harty and Kamryn Stecyk for incredible swims in the 400 IM at the evening practice.
The swimmers send their thanks to Katie Brandeberry's grandfather for sending over soda, water and snacks for them. They are greatly appreciated. In addition, Phil was able to contact one of the accounts near the pool and arranged for meals each day. As a result, the kids are eating like kings and are having three hot meals a day (breakfast from the hotel and then lunch and dinner from Rollins College).
I took some pictures today at the pool during the afternoon kicking practice and will make sure to include more with future blogs. I need to run out the door now to meet in the lobby for the evening practice!