Victorian State Championships
- Is anyone going to vic age state championships out there?
shatter-pieced-together asked: Hey :) I love your Page!! It makes me smile. A lot. So I was just wondering….. well you sea, coach made me do 100 free the other day for a meet and I um, kinda thrashed my time (not exaggerating [sarcasm]) that I got in training (1:35 Ikr) . I got 1:18 and my coach now wants me to swim fast like that in training. Ugghhhhh its the fact that I can't be bothered because all our training sessions are after school and I'm a high school and so much walking.. so GREAT AND MIGHTY SWIMMER wa do i do?
aw thank you :*
wow congratulations on the time! That’s a great time.
I know what it feels like to be tired in training and feeling like you can’t be bothered, but honestly, if you want to get the best out of your swimming you need to do it in training too. In a race your body is only going to do what comes natural from training so you have to try your best in training and you’ll get faster and faster. Because trust me, doing well in race after doing some intense training pays off and feels a lot better than just fluking it.
Hope this helped :)
Conversations You Have With Yourself During Every 200 Butterfly
- 25 Yards: This isn't so bad. Long and smooth. Relaxed. I've trained for this.
- 50 Yards: Am I going out too fast? Or am I just awesome? Banking on "awesome."
- 75 Yards: Slow it down, bucko. Slowwww it down. Easy there. Ah, there we go. Let's start breathing every stroke. Michael Phelps does it. I can do it, too.
- 100 Yards: Shit.
- 125 Yards: Shit shit.
- 150 Yards: Shit damn ass shit damn aaaaarggggggggggg.
- 175 Yards: And suddenly the pain is gone. There is no pain. Instead, a gentle feeling, like swaying trees in a soft cool wind. There is light there, just ahead. Light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. It is calling to me. It sweetly coos my name, "Hey there. Come here. There's no pain where we are." Siren song mistresses are singing, and I am lost in a vortex of my own euphoria. I see my great-grandfather there. And Harry Carey, he's there too. I can see lush palm trees and golden buildings and emerald-green pools of Jell-O. Rainbows and bunnies and everyone there wears an Olympic gold medal. Waterfalls of singing goldfish and beautiful Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models play harps and giggle together and lightly toss pillows, playfully, waving me closer, smiling, beckoning... The light is brighter now, they are laughing, cheering for me, whispering, "Almost there... almost there..." I slowly float away from my body, float away, laughing at that struggling, silly little boy swimming a 200 butterfly, hitting his last turn, blacking out, but I'm happier now, happier than I've ever been, because the pain is going away, there is no pain, there is only light, bright, white light, and slowly.... I float away.....
- 195 Yards: AWEOF@*@(%( oIHEF OE38@*(*#%(#%*(&%hjdsifa #FHFGOI ewohwefa @(*%)#%(jifjiajaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AOIWEJFOIWEF 2309@(%)&%@)**!*!!*@*@$(%(%@)
- 200 Yards: That wasn't so bad.
Reaction when swimmers get a super easy main set
Hitting someone when you overtake them
On the 12th day swimmas my coach gave to me
12 different intervals
11 pairs of goggles
10 100s free
9 swimmers in a lane
8 different caps
6 seconds rest
5 different fins
4 more rounds
3 more hours
2 broken paddles
And a high level of chlorine!