New Best Time! Old time: 26.83...new time: 26.05. It's a great start to long course season when you get a new best time straight off the block. And, then, of course, comes the chat with your coach whereby he patiently points out all your errors that caused you to not get an even better new best time! Chris patiently teaching and reteaching "Matt, you have to work on those starts. You just have to work on those starts. You have got to work on those starts. You are giving up a ton of time on your starts. Matt, you have to work on those starts. Do you hear me?" I think he wants Matt to work on his starts.
FAV NEW FIND: Even though it is the end of the swimming short course season, and we are getting really ready for a week or two of break time, and the shoulder is a bit sore, the kid still managed to pull off a new best time in the 50 Free today at the swim meet. This really amazed me as this meet is being conducted in long course and Matt hasn't trained for long course since last July. Sometimes the switch can take its toll for a meet or two with the switch of seasons. Very encouraging.