Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Next Michael Phelps?

Our team has been training hard for three weeks so we decided to go to the pool for a recovery day, or so we thought.

If any of you have ever seen basketball players swim you will realize that most aren't as perfectly proportioned as Michael Phelps. There are a couple of safety points before you conduct this workout.

1) Have extra life guards on hand- Most basketball players have not learned one of nature's survival instincts. Therefore, life guards ARE necessary. (Janette Jackson-gripping the side of the pool)

2) Supply floating devices for the workout, not just for safety- Most basketball players don't float as well and tend to sink. (Alyssa McGuinnis-throwing her booey, stroke, throwing her booey, stroke)

3) Throw away the goggles- Basketball players refuse to put their head in the water anyway. (Erica Perry-all about the CAP)

4) Keep the media out! You don't want to see these facial expressions on the front page of the sports section. (Jamie Thornton's version of the butterfly, ouch)

5) Don't Teach Technique-Basketball players don't know what a breaststroke is anyway and burn more calories trying to figure it out.

You know it's been a productive day when Katie Bussey says "I will do as many 200m sprints as you want just as long as I don't have to do another pool workout again!"

Coach Bin

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