After several weeks of hard training, the next few days will be about resting and tuning up for the Bumpy Jones Classic long course meet in Sarasota, Florida. I am looking forward to competing with my fellow North Carolina Masters Swimming teammates! In addition to enjoying the Florida sunshine at this fast outdoor pool, our NC women are attempting five FINA Masters World relay records during the three-day meet including the 200, 400 and 800 free relays and 200 and 400 medley relays in the 160-199 age group. Masters relay age groups are a combination of the four swimmers' ages.
We are grateful to the meet director for arranging for the meet to be USA Swimming observed. This means that our times will count for both FINA Masters Swimming and USA Swimming. In addition to our relays, I am swimming the 50 free, 50 fly and 100 fly. This meet will be a great opportunity to gauge my training progress toward qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials since my last race in Chapel Hill four weeks ago. In addition to cutting back a bit in the pool this coming week, I have several sessions scheduled with The Sport of Massage to prep my body for racing.
Below are the current relay world records that Jen Stringer, Kerry Lindauer, Alicia Uhl and I will be chasing this weekend. I will be sure to post updates and pictures from this fun weekend!