Monday, January 18, 2010

Florida Pictures

This is the beach the team spent a lot of time on. It is typically calm with little wind and waves as you can see. However, we had a lot of cold weather and storms blow through over the 11 days we were there. These waters weren't always this calm. In this picture you can see a buoy out in the water. Myself and a couple others swam to the buoy everyday, even last Sunday when the air temperature was 37 degrees. That was probably one of the crazier things I've done in a while.

These are our divers (some of them). They are really athletic and can do sweet things that all of us swimmers can't, like bust out backflips and actually land on their feet. It made for a good picture.

Sunrise as seen from my hotel room balcony.

Some of us spent some time "yacht shopping" in downtown Fort Lauderdale. We put in a couple offers but they were soundly rejected.

One of the more impressive yachts we wanted to buy.

A modest sail boat. You know, over 100 feet long, but less than 200 feet long and the mast looks only to be reaching the clouds and not piercing them. Obviously the owner of this boat is not very wealthy.

Swimmers digging a hole. Last year's hole-digging effort was much more impressive.

Our esteemed athletic trainer and volunteer assistant coach.

Kyle, Belton, and Bryce, a.k.a. The Three Amigos, or Beavis and Butthead +1.

Florida was great. The weather put a damper on some days, but for the most part I didn't let it affect me too much. We had a couple really nice days on the beach. The swimmers got in a good amount of pool time, weights, and dryland workouts. Now it is a sprint to the finish with three more dual meets and a conference championship in Chicago in the next six weeks.


Christopher said...

the sunrise photo is amazing.

Rachel Larson said...

Sounds like time well spent! That pic of the sunrise is so good. I love it!