Me and Coach Patty on deck

I got into Charlotte around 11:30 this morning and I was pretty tired from flying all night. My plan was to get out to swim with SwimMAC Masters to wake myself up and get all that travel out of my system. En route I made a detour to a Target to buy a towel and some Gatorade. I forgot to pack a towel (again – on Friday in ATL I had to borrow one from my friend Cindy to get me through the day!), and I know I need to drink all day to make sure I don’t get dehydrated tomorrow.

MAC Pool at Latin School

the pool from the inside

Once I got into the pool I found Coach Patty and as it turned out she had Masters swimmers in the water right then. I thought that I was just going to sneak in some lap swim, but since they were mid workout I hopped in and split a lane with one of her guys that’s swimming the 1 miler tomorrow at Lake Norman. I swam maybe 800 yards with the team and then continued on for a while solo to get to around 1500 total. Not an earth shattering amount of yardage, but enough to loosen myself up for tomorrow. After my swim I found my way to the hotel and I’ve been bumming around here. The weather is pretty gnarly at the moment but according to weather reports online it shouldn’t be storming in the morning when I’m trying to race. A big thank you to Coach Patty and the SwimMAC Masters for letting me share their pool for a little bit and making me feel so welcome! I’m looking forward to seeing them all again tomorrow at Lake Norman and getting in my first stop on theRob Aquatics Open Water Tour!

3 Responses to “Quick Swim with SwimMAC Masters in Charlotte”

  1. Jinxi says:

    Wow – that complex looks amazing!! It looks sooooo BIG in that photo!

    Too funny about your towel forgetfulness… at least you have a new one, eh?

    Good luck tomorrow.
    Have fun!!

  2. Bill Davis says:


    I saw you last week at the 1 mile event and kept meaning to say hello but got repeatedly diverted. I am glad you joined our team at SwimMac and found the event to be enjoyable. You are welcome back anytime.

  3. Rob D says:

    Bill – sorry we missed each other, hopefully we cross paths sometime soon… I’ve got two more east coast trips this year so maybe I’ll see you out there!