This pictures has nothing to do with the post. I just think it’s funny to see Jillian laughing as I tell her to hurry up and win us some beer money.
Last night I raced in the University of Washington All-Comers Swim Meet. It was awesome. I did the fly leg of the 200 medley relay, the 100 individual medley, and the 50 fly. My times were not what I remember from college, but the important thing is that I kicked some butt! A bunch of Seattle area swimmers joined up and made a team called the “devastation Station”. The team was winning, and it was fun to see a bunch of people that I swam with in High School. I wasn’t actually on their team. I was swimming for the Husky Triathlon Team, which was lagging by one point going into the 50 breast. That’s when I left, and I’m not sure what the final results were (I know, poor sportsmanship, but it was late, and I need sleep). I went a 25.00 in the 50 fly, a 57.2 in the 100IM and I’m not sure about the relay split. I really hope we pulled through in the second half for the win because they were giving out t-shirts that say “Intramural Champions”. I would wear that the way Superman wears his “S”: Everywhere. Seriously, if we won, you can expect to see the shirt next time you see me.
More bad news in the swimming community. After Rutgers cut their swimming and diving program this year, Syracuse decided to follow suit. They said the decision was made in order to provide funding for women’s ice hockey, which could be more competitive nationally. Hang on, there are only 30 Ice Hockey teams in the NCAA, of course it’s going to be easier to compete nationally. If sport was about finding an easy win then there would be thousands of Olympic sports with only three people in each. Click on the Syracuse logo above, sign the petition, and let the Orange Athletic Administration know how important it is that we keep the “core” sports (e.g. swimming, track & field, rowing, table tennis…J).