So for those of you who have me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you may have already seen this incredible video, but for those of you who haven’t…. this is a very beautiful clip of what happens right before we compete.
Before the smiles turn on, there is a lot of nerves and stress. The audience sees us as 8 identical girls who all have the biggest and happiest expressions on our face, but its not all kittens and rainbows. This team is fighting. We have so far to go and little time to get there. We know that our actions and performances at every competition count towards our Olympic Dreams and at this point, we have no where to go but up!! There is always pressure to be on the top, but most of all we want the best performances possible!
Before this swim, there had been mistakes. Unexpected and probably because of nerves, but they were mistakes none the less… We needed to prove to our audience andour supporters that we were ready and that our team is good enough to be at the next Olympic Games in Rio. As Head Coach: Meng Chen said, “No Pressure!!”
Team Canada is leaving for CHINA in about a week!!! Its another great chance for us to compete before we are on Christmas holidays, a fun week together to end the season!!
Enjoy the clip!