If you’re a regular reader you might have noticed a while ago that I was all excited over getting a parka. And not just a regular parka but an awesomized parka! When I decided to get a parka I contacted my buddy Fred from Milwaukee who has a company that sells kick ass t-shirts that I’ve been a fan of for quite a while. I really like his Too Much Rock for One Hand stuff. I asked him if he sold giant Too Much Rock patches so that I could put one on my parka… instead he had me ship him a parka to embroider special for me!!! How awesome is that?

Well I got it recently and my awesomized parka made its debut this weekend at the CalTech Pentathlon. As expected, I got a few weird looks. Normally the most excitement you see on a parka is some block letters sewn on. I’m sure a few people were trying to figure out just what team I was representing. I’m the sole member of the Too Much Rock Aquatics National team that I just made up and only exists in my imagination. It doesn’t pay very well but it comes with a sweet jacket. :)

As usual, I got some pictures…






Heidi (my official photographer) was very excited to find a non-broken sand dollar

I am very pleased to have something aesthetically pleasing to myself and practical for my swimming. Thank you Mr. Too Much Metal Fred!

You can see some of Fred’s Too Much Rock For One Hand stuff below or you can check out the rest of the store at TooMuchMetal.com

5 Responses to “Swim Parka Couture”

  1. Ahelee says:

    Hey – that looks like the team for me too Rob!

    Have not sent in my Santa Clarita entry yet, but I will.

    Thinking of 200 free, 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 Free, 100 IM.

    Its’ the 400IM that keeps me from licking the stamp :)

    See you soon.

  2. Rob D says:

    whoo! That’s a rough schedule! I think if I did a 400IM it would be the main event of the evening and then I’d go sleep it off in the truck instead of swimming more events. You’re tougher than I am.

    I’m in for the 100 fly, 100 IM, 50 fly and 50 free… I’m stubborn about hitting some times so I’ve been retreading a lot of those events recently. All I need is a 59 second 100 fly and I can be happy!!!

    You’re more than welcome to join my imaginary national team by the way :) I’m going to have to get some t shirts made or something…

  3. EVK4 says:

    Holy toledo, now you're talking…a fake team with its own parka!

    In my sailing career, I have a sailing team called Polka Dot Racing which consists of anyone who sets foot on my boat for a race. I can go multi-sport!

    Here's our official team shirt.

  4. Rob D says:

    It's kinda how I roll :) As a recovering Wisconsinite I have a deep appreciation for your team shirt, very cool man!

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