READING: Got a whole load of new things from the library...reading bits and pieces trying to decide where to start.
SWIMMING NEWS: Matt is at USA Swimming Nationals (no, I am not there as I've had the flu since Monday). They left on Wednesday after school and they return Sunday afternoon. This is a big deal. A very big deal for a high school boy. He could hardly stand it knowing that he was actually going and would be swimming in the same meet, in the same pool, at the same time, as the big names in swimming. The best swimmers our nation has to offer. College guys. Olympians. Matt Gerth. Pretty amazing stuff. He didn't care that he was going to be one of the youngest, and one of the last time-wise, etc., he was just so excited to go and BE THERE and have earned the right to be there with a National time cut. He's done well. Gets to bring home a new best time for the 50 Freestyle and swam a 100 Freestyle faster than he swam it at state last year, just a hair over his best time for that swim. He also had three relays and is having a really great time just being there and running into the friends, fellow swimmers, coaches, etc. he has come to know through the years. He gets to see his future teammates and coaches (Indiana University) compete and compete alongside them for the first time (although not as part of the team yet, still very fun to be at the same meet), and he gets to see Ryan Lochte in his green shoes up close and personal. What's not to love about all of that? We are somewhat proud of him...can you tell? Good.