I swam competitively for 6 years. I started when I was 12. These next couple blogs are going to be about some of the embarrassing times I had in those wonderful years!!
Now I don't remember all the details but this should be quite entertaining to some.
I was in high school, my freshman year. We had an awesome relay team...actually three. This one race was the 400 yd Freestyle Relay. I remember Erica G and Emily were on there but the other person, I got nothing.
So I'm going to a little explaining. The 400 (for short cuz there's no other 400 yd event in a high school meet.) is 16 laps of the pool (down and back). Four people do 100 yds (or 2 laps). Am I making sense here?
Well the first person takes off and is scooting right along. Erica jumps in after the first one is done...like Michael Phelps does on his relays. Then I'm next, I go about my business and finish my 100 yds and Emily jumps in right after me. We are winning!! We are so excited! We are winning!!
Did I mention that if we won this event/race we would win the meet?!!
We were all screaming and yelling...the whole team. We are all so excited! Like 100 girls yelling at the top of their lungs for Emily to move!! She does and we win!!
We are all sooooo excited!! We just won the meet and the race!!
Emily being my best friend at the time...I wanted to celebrate with her! So I jumped in the pool!!..........
...the other team hadn't finished yet.
All my friends and coaches were screaming, NOOOOOO!!! KRISTA!!!
By jumping in to celebrate, I disqualified the whole relay and lost the meet!!!
(You can't have more than one person in the lane at a time while the race is going on.)
If I had waited, seriously 30 seconds more, I would have been fine!
I got an award at the end of the school year for the stupidest move made by a team player!!
So there you go...more tomorrow!!