In anticipation of her book release all about her swimming exploits, Linda will keep you posted on her trials as well as her successes.
The first meet of the year was the Valentines Affair, held at USF, Feb 12. Jumping back into the swim on a rainy day, Linda registered for and swam the maximum allowed: 5 events. Her motto: If she attends, she may as well swim.
100 yard free was her first event and she clocked a personally disappointing 1:16.61. After the first two laps, she got so fatigued that all she could think about was trying to finish and dreading her next event, the difficult 50 fly. If she was too tired for this 100 free, how was she going to be able to swim two laps of butterfly? It crossed her mind that she could scratch the fly. But that would be quitting and Linda’s not a quitter.
She was so glad she pulled herself together and swam the fly. She did a very respectable time, 40.29. She felt better. Her spirits were further lifted when results were posted, and she had won her freestyle! Yeah!
Second place finishes in the fly; the 100 back, 1:28.01; the 50 back, 41.03; and the 50 free, 34.45: all in all, a successful meet. No disqualifications and no quitting!
The day was not done. After a restful nap at home, Linda attended the Annual Mud Sharks Award Party. Disco themed this year, she wore the shiniest blouse she could find in her closet. Linda received the 2018 Top Sharkette Award for highest number of points earned at the meets! But that was last year and just like financial firms advise, “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”
The effort begins again in the New Year. The USF meet was a very good start for 2019. Go Mud Sharks!
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