Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue , Benvenuto!
Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to give my supporters some insight on my life and share some of the experiences I make on my way to London 2012. I’m new at this whole blog thing, so please feel free to pass along any comments, questions or concerns.
As many people are probably aware, I am now training and living in Los Angeles. After spending 4.5 years in Berkeley (California) and graduating from the UC Berkeley, I decided that I was in need of a change. I relocated to southern California and am currently training at USC with Trojan Swim Club. We have a fantastic group of people here led by Coach David Salo. I’m training with some of swimmings greatest with the likes of: Ous Mellouli (Tunisia), Jessica Hardy (USA), Rebecca Soni (USA), Kosuke Kitajima (Japan), Thiago Pereira (Brazil), Markus Rogan (Austria), Peter Marshall (USA) and many more. I have world record holders, Olympic medalists and world champions swimming with me daily. We do some really fun stuff in the water that I will share with you as my season goes on. It’s been an awesome experiencing training with the best in the world and being pushed in every practice.
I find myself in the middle of my season right now. I’ve been working hard on my aerobic component so that I can finish my 200m races better. I’m probably one of the best 150m freestylers in the world. My weakness over the past few years has been finishing my races strong; so I’ve been working hard to improve that. Ous, Thiago and Markus have helped me with this, as we race every set that is given to us. There are only 3 medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze. When we race, one of us always goes out empty. This makes for a really competitive environment. It’s great because it pushes us even when we’re tired.
Anyway, I just wanted to drop a few lines to say hello. Check this space once in a while. I plan on updating once every 2 weeks or so.
Hope all is well! Take care!