Tears from a Grown Man

Last night we completed the first part of the North Aquatic Center capital improvement project.  This was just an idea back in the Spring.  We ran our first meet in 5 years without a Single Timing Failure.  Almost had to take a deep moment of silence to be by myself after the 400 Free Relay last night to realize what had just happened.

Pretty sure that no one outside of the Parents, the Athletic Director’s, and the team really understand the effort that was put into this project thus far.  This has been a project that is starting to come to a realization.

And there will be no rest until we get all the pieces together.  In the “Evil Plan” this is the first step.  Improve the quality of the surroundings to allow the Student/Athlete the best possible experience to succeed.

Next step is to get the Touch pads.  We had one literally break at the connection point last night.   We probably have 6 working ones right now.  We will have meetings over the next couple of weeks with the Booster Clubs.  This should prove to be very exciting.

Barnacles on the Wheels of Progress

North Aquatic Center

Now if you did not have Fr. Kelly for class at MUHS the title of this post may never make sense to you.

Barnacles are invertebrate animals that live in the water and attach them selves to hard substrates.  Fr. Kelly would always use that analogy when the light bulb went off and he knew the class was finally understanding the task at hand.  We were the barnacles, and we were grabbing on to the wheel of progress.

I am using it as a way to remind myself that we are making large strides even after Swim-A-Polooza to get us closer to Step 1 of the North Aquatic Center capital improvements.

The Colorado Timing Systems System 6 along with a Championship Starter are en route to the team.  There is some great anticipation to have this functioning for the next home meet.

This is a BIG accomplishment for the team.  This started as a small idea back in the spring of this year, and is not getting closer and closer to completing the first stage.