Monday, January 11, 2010

On the road with the UWM swim team... Day 4

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 fourth blog entry comes from senior Ali Winius:

Today was one of the coldest days in Florida since we have been down here. We had 25-mph winds and it was only about 35 degrees.

Practice was cancelled in the morning due to a chance that people may get hypothermia from swimming outside. Our day mostly consisted of us sleeping in our hotel rooms and avoiding going outside at all costs.

Because it was too cold to swim outside in the afternoon the team did a 2-hour dryland workout instead which turned out to be extremely hard. It sucked at the time but the whole team supported each other and we all got through it.

Luckily we ended the 2-hour practice with a couple games of Lightning to lighten all of our moods.

All of our fingers are crossed that we can get a hot and sunny day soon so we can lay outside and get tan and be mildly warm while we swim.