A little everyday chit chat around the table...like we all used to do around my Grandmothers' tables when I was growing up. A little of this...a little of that...nothing too special...but as the years pass, all of it seems so. Come, sit at the Table, contribute, enjoy, stay as long as you want, leave when you need to, and return often!
Word on the Streets is They are Having a GREAT Time
Yep, from all phone calls back home to our house and all the other swimmers' houses, and even the word on the streets is that the OTC swimmers are having a GREAT time in Colorado. I have two photos sent from Matt's phone yesterday, which are not the best in clarity, but I'll post them anyway as they are all reading this out there and hoping to see photos of themselves posted. (At the top in the rings are: Blue: Chris J.; Black: Harrison W; Red: Mike V. and Mali K.; Yellow: Dion L; Green: Matt and Allie D.)
A cute thing Matt shared: they are most delighted with their USA Olympic passes which not only contain those words, but also grant them access to and around the center. Being swimmers who exercise hard and like to eat, the passes entitle them to go into the cafeteria and get food any time they want it without charge. One thing I have learned over the past few years with teenage boys is that life is about sports and food, and occasionally other things as long as the sports and food have been taken care of first.
Matt said that the high altitude in Colorado Springs makes exercising, swimming, dryland, and stairs difficult...just breathing properly has become an issue. Coaches tell them that once they get through this week, returning home, the practices will seem easy because of this week's training at that altitude. We have a swim meet coming up, so if that results in new best times, so much the better.
Photo at right is Mali K, Matt G, Allie D, and Chris J checking out a toboggan.
Today they were going white water rafting for the afternoon and the excitement about the prospect of doing that was running extremely high.
The time has just flown by so quickly for them...in another few days they will be flying home. Enjoy the days left, Swimmers...we miss you terribly back here, but we are so proud of you all for achieving this trip and this opportunity!