soo uhh….. hey Sharks…… long time no see.
Kelly and I have been beyond busy. Kelly is going to college next year, she’s decided where she’s going, and I’ll be sure to visit her lots next year!
I went to NCSAs back in March, and had a lot of fun! I’ve been touring colleges and with everything going on with school, practice, work, and SAT stuff, Kelly and I never get the chance to be on here anymore! I’ll put my best effort forward though!
For those of you who have stayed with us through this, and anyone who is reading this, thank you! I’ll try to keep some memes coming!
Just keep swimming, sharks!
Happy New Year Sharks! Just Keep Swimming!
Why swimmers shouldn’t cross-train
Happy thanksgiving. I hope everyone eats more than they even usually do as a swimmer because I’m bouts to put down a whole turkey later.
I just want to go and say how thankful I am to have Virginia as my best friend (I call her my biff) because she always knows what to do. She always knows when something is wrong and she always knows how to make me feel better.
I sprained my ankle the day of my last 500 free ever, and I was about to breakdown crying in class and she was like “BE THE FUCKING AVATAR”
Now that is some real advice.
Thanks for always being there and being the funny and awesome person you are Virginia!
I don’t know what I would do without ya.
Stay awesome, sharks.
hi I'm 13 and I want to start swimming competitively but i don't know the strokes but I might take a class to learn them. Any ideas? :)
Take the class! It’s never too late to start! :)
I hope everyone enjoys their week and has a great holiday!
States was this morning!
I had a really good 100 free, with a personal best since last weekend, and 1st place, and then I wasn’t too happy with the way I raced my 50, but no big deal! Our team’s relays placed 10th and 12th! By far personal bests for the school!
It was a pleasure to meet our new friend, Kelly (http://keeepingupwithkelly.tumblr.com/)! She’s soooo nice, and super pretty so everyone should go follow her! She killed it today!!
This guy tried to interview me as we were walking out because I broke the State meet record, and it did not go too well. Believe me when I say this, I’m AWKWARD. And he asked me how I felt and I was like “uhhh I felt really happy….” and when he asked me to expand on it I was kinda just like “I mean I smiled and I waved, and I don’t know….”. LIKE I SWAM THE RACE, HOW ELSE AM I SUPPOSED TO EXPAND ON IT?! LIKE I JUST DID IT, I DON’T KNOW. Needless to say, it was incredibly awkward and Kelly^^ got to witness it, as well as my entire team who made fun of me the whole way home. My life.
On the way out Kelly (not new Kelly lol, usual Kelly) looked at me and was like “That was my last race ever.” And I was just like “NO STOOOP” and I don’t want to think about the fact that Kelly is done with her swimming career. Kelly has been there for me since freshman year, always helping me look forward to the good practices, and get through the bad. When I don’t have a good race, she always knows exactly what to say. She has come to my club meets and screamed at the top of her lungs while the entire deck is silent [true story]. I know that I’ll still spend time with Kelly whenever I can, and I’ll be visiting her at college next year, so it’s not like we won’t be together, but I won’t have another season to spend with her to look forward to. So as Kelly’s swimming winds down, I just want to appreciate the fact that I couldn’t have asked for a better Captain, or a better friend.
:) - Virginia
Virginia, you are amazing. So proud and amazed to watch you win the 100 & take a state record. Can’t wait to keep seeing you this year & for the rest of next year! It was a pleasure meeting you ❤ #amazing
Everyone meet our new friend, Kelly! It was an honor to meet her today at States! She did amazing in the 200 IM AND the 500 free!
GO FOLLOW HER
To the breasstroker anon with the hurting hips: im a breasstroker too and ive had the same problem. sore hips when swimming could mean that you've overworked your hip-flexers. It's the muscle that runs down ge side of your hip and thigh. It is really important in breaststroke and seriously injuring it could set you back a lot in your stroke. Just take it easy and do smaller kicks until it stops hurting.
To the breaststroker from earlier!