Mittwoch, August 15, 2018


Charlotte UltraSwim

I’m off to Charlotte, North Carolina in the morning. The Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix will be held at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center. I’m really looking forward to traveling and competing against some of the best in the world. I’ll be swimming the 100, 200 and 400 Freestyle. Meet results and information can be found HERE.

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Thanks again for all your support!

New hobby

Most of my blogs involve swimming. Since coming back to southern California I’ve set my mind that I wanted to learn how to surf. After spending a few days looking for the perfect board, I came across this beauty. It’s been great getting my mind off of swimming and trying something new.

Some of my teammates already know how to surf and they’ve been kind of enough to give me some tips. I can proudly say that I can get up on my board and surf straight in. Unfortunately I probably don’t make it look for elegant since I’m still a little unsure of myself, but I have to say I’ve been having an absolute blast. I constantly have a smile on my face regardless of being tossed around. Click here for some pics.

It’s always nice to do something new :)

Evaluation Eindhoven NED

I know this is a little late, but better late than never. I got back from Europe just over 3 weeks ago. My trip was a complete success. After qualifying for World Championships this summer at Swiss Nationals, I spent 2 days with my family before heading to Eindhoven for another swim meet. I was a little tired from the racing the previous weekend but knew that with some extra days rest in between, I could pop some good times.

First day, 400m: I knew that I could swim close to my best time in this race because of my results the previous week. I didn’t expect to crush my best time though. With 3:49.11 I am now ranked in the top 10 in the world this season. Here is a video of the swim (I'm 3rd from the top).

Second day 100m: I used this race as a warm up for the 200 the following. I wanted to be able to swim the first 50 with nice easy speed before powering home. My goal was to break the 50second barrier but came up a few tenths short. My first 50m was WAY too slow. 50.34

Third day 200m: I was expecting to be a little faster in this race since I had such a good 400 two days before. It wasn’t meant to be though. On a positive note, my splits were very even and there was no sign of fatigue at the end of the race. Here is a video (I'm 4th from the bottom).

Over all I’m extremely happy with how it went. It's been almost 3 years since I've swam a best time in any LCM Freestyle events. All my freestyle best times used to be in the old Speedo LZR bodysuit. Being able to swim fast in the 2010 suit gives me a lot of confidence heading into World Championships this summer, and the Olympic Games next year.

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