I have a couple of sayings I truly believe in. First, you never want to your team to be at their best in a dual meet in January. And second, trust your training - and let your swimming and diving do the talking.
Watching last weekend's meet from a coach's perspective leads me to believe that the team is on their way to a very good championship meet. Watching it as a fan of Bobcat Swimming and Diving hurt a bit. On the women's side, the team didn't build a big enough lead going into the last two events where Bowdoin was stacked. It was tough watching a 10 point lead dwindle into a 10 point loss after just two races. However, come from behind victories, and tough swimming was the norm for the Lady 'Cats - not the exception - and I am happy about that. On the men's side we lost nearly every touch-out. Can you imagine that? It was rough. The silver lining is that they charged back on the last leg of nearly all those races, and made what could have been a eight tenth loss into an .08 loss. Again, we came up on the wrong side, but it just might have made a us a little more hungry.... which isn't a bad thing at all.
Their were lots of positives to take away... Smart swims, gutsy finishes, two wins on the diving boards, and even a few breakthroughs. Check out the write up and results here.
Finally, Kara Leasure was named Bobcat of the Week! A well deserved accolade!