This was a rough year going into state. With my hip surgery last fall, I was basically not allowed in the pool until Feb without restrictions. That gave me a total of 2 months to get in shape… after doing nothing for 5 months this was a tall order.
Normally in masters I was a lane 4 or 5 swimmer (out of 8). This year I started in lane 1 and worked up to lane 3 by the time state came around. I had no endurance and little ability to kick, so I am thankful I have so much swim time “in the bank” I was able to not make a complete fool of myself at state.
- Don’t get DQ
- Don’t die
- Swim the best I can
- Get some points for the team. Being a “low” year, we needed every point possible.
For the most part this worked out.
200Free (13th and won my heat! 2:58 which was well below my expectations)
1650free (7th – points)
100back (DQ!!!! BOOO)
400Free Relay (8th – points)
200IM Relay (5th – points)
400IM Relay (8th – points)
200Free Relay (5th – points)
So I’m happy with my performance, relative to my training I feel I did well.