Friday, March 15, 2013

Connor earns his letter

For a kid who loved baseball and soccer, it is truly amazing to have that child turn into a letter earning, varsity Hudson High School swimmer.  Connor has put a lot of hard work into the last 2 years and the rewards have been amazing.  After 15-20 hours a week in the pool over 7-8 sessions, the level of fitness and definition of stroke stands as the evidence.  When an athlete measures progress in 1/100 of a second, the difference between a satisfying season and disappointment is razor thin.  In his opening event at JV champs Connor swam the 100 free.  His letter time to achieve was 54.18.  He finished with a disappointing 54.77.  Last year he missed a letter by 3/10s in the 50 free.  It felt like it was going to be a long summer.  Connor was also scheduled to swim second in the 400 free relay.  If he moved up to 1st swimmer position, the result would count towards a 100 yard letter time.  He asked the coach, Matt challenged him that he would only move him if he was going to "go for it".  Connor went off first and swam a 53.93 and made coaches, parents and teammates proud.

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