Well tomorrow, Tuesday, 01DEC is a big day, I swim in two events, the 100m Butterfly and the 400m Freestyle.

I am feeling great and swimming fast. I am really excited about the meet and ready to compete. My plans for tomorrow is to sleep in, normally up at 6:30 am, have breakfast around 9:30 am, relax and swim in the hotel lap pool. Then the hard part, shave my entire body, have lunch then start to focus and prepare mentally. I board a bus at 2:30 pm for the long hour ride to the competition site.

My first event is 100m Butterfly and that competition will take place at 17:07. The current world record, set in April 2005, is held by Enrique Floriano Millan from Spain with a time of 1:02.11 who is competing in this event and swimming in lane 6. My qualifying time was 1:00.36, seeded 2nd and will be swimming in lane 5. A new world record will be set.

My second event is the 400m Freestyle at 18:07. My qualifying time was 4:23.98, seeded 3rd and will be swimming in lane 3. No world record recorded for this event, so there will be a record set.

Wish me luck and keep me in your thoughts.

Tucker Dupree


  • By K & B, 12/01/2009 @ 10:56 am

    Tucker–We heard you on “The Story” last night. Good luck today! We’re cheering for you from the States.

  • By Michael, 12/01/2009 @ 3:55 pm

    Hey Tucker,

    I heard about you on ‘The Story’ which lead me to your website. I wish you the best of luck at your meet in Brazil. Keep racking up those world records!

  • By Gramma, 12/01/2009 @ 9:27 pm

    Gosh Tucker, I am so pleased for you. I just heard about your accomplishments today (your Mom called me). Your in my heart always.

  • By Tammy, 12/01/2009 @ 10:12 pm

    Wahoo Tucker, All the hard worked paid off! Gold all the way and a world record! You are amazing. Just keep swimming.

  • By Bill, 12/02/2009 @ 12:24 pm

    Tucker -

    I listened to your story on NPR, and it really touched me. Good luck to you in Rio, and God bless you.

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