Friday, January 10, 2014

Fun In The Sun: Part I - Men's Team

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 Pine Crest Academy, both short and long course.They will be on the trip through the 16th of January before resuming the regular season schedule second semester against IUPUI on Jan. 17.

The men's first entry comes from senior Jeff Maxwell:

Day one in Florida started out with a beach dryland session. After the late flight the night/morning before, morning practice was not an option. In general, you could see the team was excited to be in Florida and on the beach, while also coming to the realization that the coaching staff was not fooling around and this trip was business. After dryland, the team headed to the grocery store to stock up for the week. Many team members also took a nap, but for some, the ocean was on their mind. After the team reached its full numbers with the arrival of the women's team, we began our swimming part of the trip with Kyle’s spin on a well known test set - 5 threes, 3 ones. After long travel days and minimal sleep it was off to bed for most of the team shortly upon arrival back to the hotel.