The Alaska swim team trekked down to Flagstaff, Ariz., for its annual elevation training trip. This trip will prove to be vital for the success of the Nanooks later this season heading into the PCSC and NCAA Championship meets. The swimmers will provide blog updates every couple days from the Grand Canyon State.
“And cue the last full day of long course altitude training! These past two weeks have been pretty full of — shocker, swimming! But make no mistake; it has been more than worth it. I can feel that I have acclimated to the altitude and that is a nice feeling to have. For example, at the beginning, we were doing some sets that focused on kicking underwater for twelve and a half meters and it was pretty challenging. Recently, we have been doing sets focused on kicking a full twenty five meters underwater and it was just about as challenging as the twelve and a half meters last week.
Progress! At this rate, going back to Fairbanks and thereby, sea level, we will be able to kick underwater forever! Just kidding coach, don’t get any ideas!
Check out the previous blog postings:
Blog #1 by freshman Eileen Audette
Blog #2 by senior Meghan O’Leary
Blog #3 by sophomore Genevieve Johnson
Blog #4 by senior Sarah Meierotto
Blog #5 by freshman Nina Mullin