The time has come... The London Olympic Games are here!
I can't believe 4 years have come and gone so quickly. It's been quite the journey and it's a dream come true to be able to compete here and at my 3rd Olympic Games. We've been in the village for about 4 days now. Check out some of the pictures I've put up on my Facebook page.
The opening ceremony will take place tonight. However, I will not be participating in the march for the athletes. I will happily be enjowing the celebration from the comfort of the Swiss Team room since I will be racing the 400m Freestyle tomorrow. I can't wait to finally race!
Here are my events that I am swimming:
Day 1 - 400 Free
Day 2 - 200 Free
Day 4 - 100 Free
Day 6 - 100 Fly
Swing by my homepage again for updates throughout the competition. Also check out my Twitter for frequent updates.
I want to thank everyone one of you for accomanying me on my journey to London. You're the best!!!
I’ve been in Switzerland for a week now. It’s been great to be home and surrounded by family and friends. I’m currently in a recovering and fine-tuning stage in my training, so I’ve had more time to myself and enjoy myself outside of the pool. Last week I was a guest on SF Sportpanorama. It’s always been a dream of mine to be on the most recognized sport show in Switzerland. Beni Thurnherr, the moderator, is a Swiss icon in the TV and entertainment industry. Click here for a link to the show (it's in Swiss German).
Following the TV show I made my up to Bern to pick up my Swiss Olympic gear. We got some really cool things. I can’t wait to show off my stuff at the Olympics. Please check back with Twitter/Facebook for photos.
I’ve spent the last couple of days in the Ticino with the Swiss Olympic Swimming Team. It’s been great catching up and laughing together. The Olympic the movement is fantastic but I think what is equally as nice, is the friendships that you build throughout a career. You're friends with people that have the same passion and drive as you. You will forever have a bond with everyone that you meet throughout your career. I’ve been fortunate enough to have some of my training partners from Los Angeles with me here. We’ve been training together and been laughing a lot.
On Monday I’m off to London. The big dance is only just around the corner. Check back in a few days for my race schedule. Cheers for now
Wow... Has it really been 4 months since my last entry? Oops. Time has flown by so quickly. A lot has happened that I can barely update everybody on everything. I am currently sitting at Los Angeles International Airport waiting for my direct flight to Zurich with Swiss. I always thoroughly enjoy my flights with Swiss because I feel like I’m almost home once I set foot on the plane. The friendly Swiss-German speaking staff always put a smile on my face. Simply hearing Swiss-German makes me feel at home.
In 14 days today the opening ceremony for the biggest sporting event in the world will take place. I’ve trained hard and long for this event and I can’t wait to finally show the world what I’ve been training for. I have invited a few of my training partners from Los Angeles to join me in Tenero for the final tune up before the big dance. I’m extremely excited to show them around my home country and have them experience some Swiss culture.
On Sunday July 15 I will be a guest on SF Sportpanorama from 18:15-19:25. This is a huge honor for me and I’m super excited for the opportunity. I will be taking along my brother who coincidently will be celebrating his birthday that day. Hope you can tune in. I will be posting a link after the show so that you, my supporters, can watch it in case you missed it.
Thanks for checking in with my blog and sorry again for the lengthy absence. I intend to update my blog at least a few more times before the Olympics, so please be sure to check in again.
For now, Goodbye Los Angeles… Grüetzi Schwiiz :)