It was a Sunday morning around noon, about a month ago. A few friends and I were walking into the dining hall to eat after a night out.
Dear Captains, thank you for a season of guidance, leadership, and endless support.
Ever needed to roughly measure about 50 meters? That looks about the length of a long course pool.
#5 – Discipline
#4 – Training Guilt, one of the seven struggles of the off season swimmer.
I know it feels like it’s never going to end. Taking the same drive, to that same pool, to practice with the same people every single day. But please listen to me when I tell you to make the most of it, because it’s going to fly by.
#1 – Your significant other is probably more muscular than you… Sorry. We can’t help being jacked. It just happens. You probably can’t beat us in a sit-up contest, either. But that’s ok. You could outrun us any day.
There have been countless moments in which I have wondered who decided to make swimming a winter sport. Most of these thoughts have taken place while speed-walking to my car on a cold January/February night as my hair freezes to ice.
Swim Friends Definition: 2 aquatic athletes bound by the mutual experience of pain, and the mutual respect for the others perseverance through long swim practices, often in highly chlorinated pools, on nights when their other friends were out at parties.
Courtesy of Swimtern Bryana Cielo, a high school swimmer with an opinion shared 15,000+ times on Facebook.
“I held onto you because no matter how much you broke me down, you’ve made me so much stronger emotionally, intellectually, and academically. And I wouldn’t trade that strength for anything.”
Do you ever feel like swimming is underrated?
Sacred Heart has received verbal commitments from Meredith Bertoni of Massachusetts, and high school and club teammates Bryana Cielo and Sarah Hensal from New Jersey.