This time of year can become hectic. Between having meets twice a week and practices scattered every other time of the week, it seems like swimming and school are all you do every day.
We have early morning practices and after school practices. In addition, there are mid-terms and big projects due at school. Being a student and an athlete is a lesson in time management. I believe that swimming has helped me to be a better student. There is no time for procrastination if you want to succeed in both. I know these lessons will help me next year when I become a collegiate student athlete. I have learned that you have to get your homework done quickly and efficiently because there is not much down time otherwise.
We are working our hardest in the pool right now. Our team will travel to Hershey this week with hopes of some fast times and good races. Hershey always has some good swimmers and records are tough to come by swimming where David Nolan once competed. We have about four weeks until Mid-Penns where we will hopefully see the result of our hard work now.
The Mid-Penn Conference is a very competitive conference in swimming. The meet always produces some very fast races and personal records for our swimmers. Next week, we will back at home for home meets at Dickinson. I think this will be a good week for our team and there should be some fast times coming for us in the next two weeks.