Saturday, January 9, 2010

On the road with the UWM swim team... Day 2

With the UWM swimming team down in Florida on their annual training trip, we thought it would be fun to have a member of the team share their thoughts each day on the UWM Blog.

The Panthers are in sunny Fort Lauderdale, training at Pinecrest School, both short and long course. The team hotel is right on A1A on the beach for the third-straight season. They will be on the trip through the 16th of January before resuming the regular season schedule second semester against the University of Chicago on Jan. 23.


The second blog entry comes from junior Lauren Roy:

These last couple days have been really hard but completely worth it. Today was the first nice day, which kept our team morale high.

Although we’re all really sore we’re getting through practices well. This morning, running to the pool was one of the hardest runs, but we all were very encouraging towards each other and it made it a little bit easier.

After morning practice we got to lay on the beach and that was a lot of fun! Katie and I achieved our goal of doing a flip on the beach was awesome.

But, after laying on the beach for an hour, we all seemed pretty worn out and weren’t very up for practicing, especially when we heard what we had to do. But, once again we got each other through the practice.

It may not have been our best practice, or even close to it, but it was good to see that that wasn’t bringing everyone down.

So far this trip has been really hard, but I’m going to be sad to leave. We’ve all done so great down here and I really hope our spirits stay just as high when we head back.