8.03.2010

Good Morning 50 Meter Pool

This morning we had our first of 4 weeks of swimming at Witter Pool. Now it has been almost 2 years since I last swim at Witter or any other 50 meter pool and knew I was going to be for a bit of a surprise on how different it is...
Chillin' in between sets!!!
Swimming in 25 yard pools requires flipturns...like a lot of flipturns...hence why a we deemed last season the 'Year of the Flipturn' and pretty much forced ourselves to flipturn during every practice. It started of bad...REAL BAD...but we stuck with it and now I actually like the little 1/10th of a second break you get off each wall. This is not the case at this pool.
The other end is down there somewhere!
So back to Witter and the journey that is required to reach the other side. I left the pool edge on my first trip down and to my surprise I was able to grab breakfast with my aunt and uncle in Seattle when I reached the other end...and yeah it felt that far. On my way back I stopped in Moses Lake at Chico's Pizza Parlor for some lunch. (BTW- The word on the street is Chico's is worth the trip from Spokane just to grab pizza).


On a more serious note...the diving boards and slide were NOT open today...and if you know anything about this group of swimmers, this is completely UNACCEPTABLE!!! They best get that sh#t together because we have some serious diving competitions coming up. But if all else fails...there are always KILL SETS!!!

Watch Yo Self!!!
So for the next few weeks we will be swimming outside and watching the sun come up...pretty freaking cool if you ask me.

5 comments:

Tiffany said...

I'm sorry, but you were hysterical this morning! Maybe you should try swimming with Jess and I instead of Olympic caliber swimmers! Then you might actually enjoy swimming 50 meters before having to turn around! ;)

Rory Buck said...

Keven, do not listen to the bad influence above :-P Haha. You worked that set very well, it WILL get easier!

jessithompson said...

Keve, hilarious post. Glad to be back in the BIG pool with you kids. Can't wait for diving, slides, and kill sets. Gonna be a great month!

Ben Greenfield said...

what time ya'll swim down there? that's easier for me to get 2 than up north, i might join ya...

The life of a Triathlete said...

I hate flipturns! Wish I had a 50 meter pool.