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The Waters that Shaped Me

To accurately describe my history of swimming is not simply a resume description of when I started swimming, where I trained, who my coaches were and the successes of my team and myself. No. This is simply too trivial, and … Continue reading

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Sliding down the wall gets old…

Growing up I was like every other kid, trying each and every sport to figure out which one appealed to me the most. Being the oldest of three with a little brother, I started off with football of course, developing … Continue reading

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The Early Days

I have no memories of when I learned to swim. I feel like I always knew how to swim, because all of my summer memories, dating back to when I was probably three years old, are of me swimming at … Continue reading

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How did I learn to swim?

I’m not sure if learning how to swim before you learn how to walk and talk is a state-wide phenomenon in Florida, or maybe my parents are just crazy overachievers, but either way, the truth is my first “swimming” experience … Continue reading

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Learning to be “Good”

The faster and older girls are in the middle of the pool and I’m on the edge with my best friend. We are far behind the others, and we sometimes cheat and cut our laps in half. I’m not particularly … Continue reading

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How to “make it.” Whatever “it” is.

It was one of those moments when I thought I was going to die. You know those—the moments when you’re sick enough or cold enough or stressed enough or embarrassed enough that you just want to curl up in a … Continue reading

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Thanks, Transy

My first swimming lessons were at Transylvania University (Transy), a school in Lexington, Kentucky. At five or six years old, my mom signed me up, as well as my two brothers, to be taught by the coaches and team of … Continue reading

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