I swam the Fullerton Masters SCY meet today and had a ton of fun! We had a good number of my teammates in attendance and I got to meet a few new internet swim friends in person today which is always cool! The weather in Fullerton wasn’t pretty, but the rain never started so that was very good! I brought my pop up tent and set it up on deck just in case.
I started out my races with the 100 free and it went really well for me! I don’t swim the 100 free so often and I think the last time I swam it in yards was in Fullerton last year. I went 58 high in 2009 and I swam a 56 low today, I’m very pleased with that! Especially considering the shallowness of this pool total negates my start. In a deeper pool I think I could pop off a 55 which would be encroaching upon lifetime best territory for me.
My next race was the 50 fly which didn’t go quite as well… I swam a low 27 which is ok but not great for me. I should be more around the mid 26′s right now. Again I think it comes down to me doing a big modification to my start in an effort to not break my face or my feet. I’m a big dolfin kicker and I just couldn’t do what I normally do in only 4 feet of water. During the swim I cramped up really hard in my calves as well. I think my ocean swim was catching up with me. At this point I decided to keep my 50 free but drop the 100 fly.
My 50 free was pretty good for me… a top 3 time in yards. My kick wasn’t all there since my legs were a little locked up, but my upper body was just fine and I was pulling hard. I came in at a high 25. I’m feeling really good with my freestyle recently and I’m hoping to get down into 24′s this year.
Since I dropped my last event I grabbed my camera to go play in the pool for a while. I put some of my pictures here in the post, but I have a lot more on the Rob Aquatics Facebook Fan Page.