Kade Knoch blogs from the National Diversity Select Camp: Blog #4 – Being your own hero

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Oklahoma swimmer blogs during camp at Olympic Training Center;
Communication skills, being your own hero keys to success

May 9, 2015


6:30 a.m.

Ahh, final day of camp. It’s been exciting!


8 a.m.

Our first meeting today is all about being good communicators with others for the greater good of the team.


9 a.m.

We practice butterfly this morning. I’m pretty sure I lost my arms along the journey.


1:30 p.m.

After practice and lunch, we meet again with the amazing Dr. Regina Lewis, who talks to us about being our own heroes. Shortly after comes a hail storm and some power yoga. It was interesting, to say the least.


5 p.m.

And finally, our last practice. Sprinting. It was a happy and sad moment. Sad because it was the last practice of the trip but happy because we return home tomorrow.


7:15 p.m.

After practice, we feast on a Thanksgiving dinner. Now, it’s time for some rest.

About Kade: Kade Knoch, a 14-year-old sectional swimmer for Oklahoma City’s King Marlin Swim Club, got into swimming at age 10 when baseball didn’t work out. He decided he liked it when his coach got in the water and made a game out of learning to swim. Since then, he’s swum all across the central United States working on that next best time. Kade currently holds 11 Oklahoma state records and has two appearances on USA Swimming’s All-Time Top 100s list. He also swims for Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla., and in his first year, set two individual records for his school. Now, Kade is working toward a Junior National cut. When he’s not at the pool, he can be found splashing in the creek behind his house or in his kitchen eating a huge bowl of pasta.



About KMSC: KMSC is a competitive USA Swimming team with locations at Oklahoma City Community College in south Oklahoma City, The Lighthouse in northwest Oklahoma City and Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond. The team was created in spring 2014 by longtime Oklahoma City area coaches John Brown, Kathy Mendez and Josh Everett.

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