Friday, July 6, 2012

The Swim Meet to End all Swim Meets

Tomorrow is the biggest swim meet of the season: the Scott Valley Sea Serpents versus Sleepy Hollow Sea Lions.

Last year, Sleepy Hollow beat us by five points (which is as close as you can get in a swim meet) by winning the absolute last relay race of the day. It was absolutely electrifying and one of the best sports events I've ever witnessed. Sleepy Hollow is a legendary squad and have not lost a duel meet since 1999, which is absolutely incredible. We are the up and comer and some people think that this very well might be our year (I'm trying hard not to jinx us here).

Marin Magazine wrote a great story about this rivalry and Marin swimming in general that you can read here. Even if you aren't from the area or have no interest whatsoever in swimming, take ten minutes and read this article. It's written by one of my favorite sports writers, Austin Murphy, who writes for Sports Illustrated. Among other subjects, he usually covers the Tour de France (more on that in a separate post).

Anyway, my two swimmers are ready fro the big day; it's all they've been talking about for the past two weeks. Can't wait to see how it nets out. Either way, we should see some great swimming.

 Go Sea Serpents!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

go sea serpents.go