Now it is on to meet preparation. My heart went pitter-pat on Friday when I discovered that the heat sheets are up. O my Gods and Goddesses, I am actually swimming in this meet! Then I had another freak-out when I saw the estimated meet timeline. I am really becoming able to envision these two days.
Here is something you should know about my entry times: they are OK, but not all that.
For instance, the 50 freestyle:
O Mighty Isis, age 34: entry time of :30.59If you do not recognize this man, it may be because you know him as "Rowdy." By the way, his is not the fastest time in his age group: that honor goes to Paul L. Smith. I would love to be Paul L. Smith if he beats Rowdy Gaines--how cool would that feel?
Ambrose Gaines, age 47: entry time of :21.90
And just for kicks, let's look at the 50 butterfly:
O Mighty Isis, age 34: entry time of :32.48That's right--just because it's a 50 does not mean he won't beat me by ABOUT TEN SECONDS!
Gary W. Hall, Jr., age 31: entry time of :22.98
But that's OK. I don't mind losing to former Olympians.