Saturday, April 21, 2007

Some pictures of some of my teamates at the SPMA Regionals meet

Dan Leonard is hungry off the start and effective in the drink. Dan has a fast butterfly and a really strong catch. He swam a lot of events today but he actually had the gall to laugh in my face when I requested that he be my lap counter and a bell-ringer when it was time for me to do the 50 fly. I should have drawn a mustache on his photo. Click on the image to see a larger version.

I swim with Mike occasionally at Santa Monica College and every now and then at LMU. His heart is a like a steam engine and he is formidable in all the strokes. Here he is off the blocks in the 100 Breast and I believed he ribboned or medaled. Click on the image to see a larger version.

This is what your blogger looks like with a fresh sunburn, before a shave, and the sun in his eyes. Just before I took this photo Dan ordered me to pick up my pink ribbon for finishing sixth in my 50 fly. I had no idea I placed until he told me to acknowledge the three points I scored for the team. How ironic that the event I am the most inefficient in would be the only event that I would actually get a ribbon for. Click on the image to see a larger version.

2 comments:

trev said...

Awesome! The pictures are inspiring, as is your commentary. Can't wait to see and read more -- good luck today!

Tony Austin said...

Hi Trevr, I have been so busy. You should do this next year, we had a blast. I have a movie of Erik Hochstein swimming a sub-50, 100 free, Doug parting the water like Moses, Photos of Dan, Maureen, Todd, Mike, myself. Plus it Dan Wegner, it was really fun.

The best compliment I got today was that three people thought my reaction time was so fast that it almost seemed like I false started in two events. I just know that when I dived I heard my splash first. And that is such a rush to hear your hands break the water before anyone elses!