2.11.2012

Valentine's Swimfest


This morning was Valentine's Swimfest, the much anticipated sequel to the Christmas Swimfest we did at the end of last year.

I got to the pool about an hour early to get in a little swim since I was in charge of "coaching" the group.  I swam about 2,500 yards before people started showing up.  I've never swam laps at the Murray pool before, it's really nice!

Once everyone started showing up, I got out and started the workout.  We only had about 30 minutes to do the workout.  Here's what I had planned:

500 warm up
50 kick
100 fast
150 easy
200 IM
200 IM
150 easy
100 fast
50 kick

The pool is deep and I was also going to add some vertical kicking sets, but we ran out of time.

Rachel had a bunch of fun relays planned that were a lot of fun.  We did a t-shirt relay, kicking relay (where each swimmer adds their kick board to the next person so that the last person has four boards), Saltine relay (where each swimmer has to eat a Saltine cracker and whistle before the next person can start) and a Matchbox relay (where teams take turns pushing a Matchbox car across the bottom of the pool).

After the workout and relays, Goody wanted to get some underwater pictures...




We then all met up at the Left Fork Grill for breakfast.  The food was great and it was fun spending time with my friends.


Thanks to everyone who came today.  Thanks especially to Rachel who had the idea to start this tradition, ordered the caps, made Valentine's for everyone and organized the relays.  I'm looking forward to the next one!

1 comment:

Rachel Wagner. said...

It was a great time. I really needed a pick me up so was very grateful everyone came. Thanks for your help. You did great!