I apologize for taking so long to get this out to you guys, but I was at the States Championships for my RIT Swimming and Diving team. Our team did very well and many swimmers/divers broke the RIT records! It was my first time to experience a high-level competition where I have to compete against many skilled divers and get into the top eight to get in the finals. For the finals, I had to repeat six of my 11 dives!
I came in third for the prelims then with my coach’s help, I nailed every dive and placed second – a few points short from first place. But that’s not it, I also BROKE the RIT 1M diving record with 6 dives: 293 points, 11 dives: 465.20 points!
I’m so thankful for being back on the team, train, and succeed after being out of diving for two years. I want to thank my coach for believing in me and I’m looking forward to train with the team again next year! It has been a great experience to miss school for three days, sleep at the hotel for three nights (I had a whole queen bed to myself!), and away from home for four long days! The meet has been really intense with several swimmers sprinting across the lane, the pool filled with yelling, and the cold water/atmosphere since we almost had a blizzard out there!