Swimming Lessons

#1 – A second is a long damn time. 2 seconds might as well be forever.

Words of wisdom. Circa 2014 (Pre-PhD)

#2 – The 400 IM is marginally worse than the 200 Fly in short course and exponentially worse in long course.

Here’s the exponent rules to help with thr math.

#3 – It’s a team sport. These are the people who kick you in the face during practice, but will lift you up when you’re having a bad meet.

From L to R: Jordan Carl, Lyle Alford, Sam Melhorn, Bree Lyerly. Hendrix Seniors, 2020

4 – Parents will be asked to time at meets. Wear appropriate footwear. Get a pedicure.

Not my toes.

5 – You can never have enough food in your house. Ever.

6 – Strike a fine balance on senior night. Mascara will run, but you might want to fix your hair.

Don’t blink. You’ll miss the whole thing.

About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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