On Thursday night, my high school held our first ever alumni swim meet. I have been looking forward to this meet since I found out about it in November. I was super excited to participate, as it has been over 2 years since my last swimming competition. I signed up for the 200 free and 500 free, my events in high school.

I started swimming again in August of this year when I got back to Butler, and have put in just over 103 miles in the pool. After practicing with the master’s team for the past few months, I’ve had high expectations of how I would fair in a competition. Expectations and reality are sometimes a bit different. Hoping to swim better than 2:00 in the 200 free, I walked away with a 2:01.17 and in the 500, hoping for near 5:00, I swam a 5:36.12.

These times weren’t great for me, but I did win both events and am not disappointed in the least bit. I had a blast and it was great to talk with and swim with the guys I went to high school with. Also, I swam the 200 free relay with my teammates, and we won that as well. The paper is printing a story about it on Christmas day. I’ll keep you posted if it’s interesting.