KOREA

Happy Throwback Thursday!! 😊 Now that I've written about Pan Ams and about my past World Championships, I think it is time to write about one of the best experiences I've had as a National Team athlete. Korea itself was wonderful. For the first time at a FINA World Championships we were in a village, with …

7 YEARS, 4 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

As you know, because of the obvious title, I have now been to 4 FINA World Championships, each having it's own specific moments that have made them special. I have been planning to write about these for some time now, SO today I will share a little moment from each of them with you! Enjoy!! …

WE QUALIFIED FOR THE OLYMPICS!!

WOW. That is the first word that comes to mind when I think back to Lima. Just WOW. I have been thinking about this for a few weeks now.... thinking about how I would describe July 31st. My feelings, the experience, the realization that I have qualified 2 spots for the Olympics.... Just wow. I'm …

SURROUNDED BY TEA FARMS

A few months ago, Jackie and I had the incredible opportunity to stay with a Japanese family in the town of Wakuza, Japan for a night. We arrived to meet a woman and her son who was about four years old, he was shy and hid behind his mom every chance he could. We soon …

Day 1 in JAPAN

As jet lag had set in with great intensity, I did not sleep much of my 1st evening in Tokyo, forcing myself to stay in bed waiting to fall asleep again I eventually caved and went out for a walk. My walk took me around the corner to the 711 where I was greeted with …

LOOKING BACK

Today I looked back on 5 years of epic memories, of the struggles and of the triumphs. I realize that I am so fortunate to be doing something I love. No matter how hard it has been, I am proud to be a member of the last Quad and hopefully this Quad will be even …