Sorry there hasn’t been much going on since WCT. We have all been waiting word of the old flo crew’s next moves, and I have been too busy coaching to write anything new for a while; but luckily, summer league meets are fun, and they can attract all sorts of spectators. I was blessed enough to be introduced to a lady yesterday who was there to watch her niece. She just happened to also be a former american record holder who was happy to chat with me when I asked her. When I got home I googled her and found out that there is actually a Tammy Thomas award at KU, and I found a really great article in the Sports Illustrated archives that makes a pretty big deal of her breakthrough at the 1983 NCAA’s. In the interview we also talked a little about suits, and she had actually worn the old controversial Belgrade! How cool is that?
I guess love of the sport keeps a lot of us around the pool deck, and still wanting to talk about swimming years after our careers are over, and I am somehow blessed to get a chance to get some of them on camera for all you swim fans out there. Enjoy!