Just 19 days away from the 2010 Spring Canadian American Championships being held in Texas. I am ready to swim fast. Training lately has been hell. Lifting is starting to taper off already and in about 8 days, I will start to come down in yardage for swimming. Resting is right around the corner and it couldn’t come any slower.
The meet in Texas is super important as this will decide the team for the long course World Championships held in Eindhoven, Netherlands in August. The US World Championship team will have a lot of pressure as the medal count, what we bring home from that meet, depicts how many slots open up for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
The past 2 weekends I have been doing photo shoot’s. We have captured some amazing shots that will be out very soon. We shot in a studio and at the pool and I would like to thank all the people that helped and made it happen.
Funny story. I had a lady a couple weeks ago stop me at the pool and ask me, “Did you go to the Special Olympics or the Real Olympics?” and I thought, “Why is she asking me this?” then she said, “I saw your tattoo and I was wondering.” Wanting to respond with, “No I am part of a huge fan club and when you join you have to get the rings on your back,” I said, “I actually went to the Paralympics which is people with physical disability’s and I am legally blind and it was the most life changing event I ever went through in my life and I words can’t explain the experience.” She told me she was going to look it up and see what this whole Paralympics thing was about. These encounter’s make me really realize that people don’t know a whole lot about the Paralympics at all. So it is my job as a Paralympian to help educate them.
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Until next time…