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Happy Birthday Lyndon!


The Greatest Relay

To help this great organization as well as my beloved swim team, Red Tide, the Great Relay was created. The Great Relay is the longest relay in the country. It is a total of 5000m (200 laps) that is divided up among the relay team members. Each relay team was made up of 8-20 swimmers. Each swimmer swam a 50 (two laps of the pool) at a time until the roster ran out and then we would start from the top again. It turned out that each team had eight swimmer so each swimmer swam 12 or 13 50's. I was one of the lucky few who got to swim 13 50's. I was having such a great time I was kind of sad it was over, and we were the last team in the pool, haha. Yeah, I could have kept swimming for another hour. It is probably good when it ended because my lips were the same color as my swim suit, purple! The Columbia pool water and deck is cold.
This was not a "real" competition, but it was the first time I have "competed since high school, so it's been a long while. Now it h…

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The Great Relay Fundraiser

As you may or may not know, I am training for a big race called The Great Relay on November 22, 2014.  It is the longest pool race in the country and should be a big challenge.  My team and I are swimming this race to help support the Trident Swim Foundation – a great organization running swim lessons, competitive swim teams, and academic programs in the inner cities of America. 
Trident gets kids hooked on sports through the discipline and rewards of competitive swim training, while also providing college application help, SAT tutoring, and a safe place to be after school.  To learn more, check them out at and watch the video of them on NBC’s Today Show!
I have set a goal of raising $200 and I need all the support I can get. Please help support this great cause and make my race a meaningful one!  This is the first race I have done since high school so it is kind of a big deal for me. I am reaching a personal goal here. Please go to…

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