|My wife has even been watching it with me!|
I actually watched the Men's 400 Free Relay live on my iPad on deck at Arkansas champs. Me and several coaches were behind the blocks during warm-up and not paying any attention to our swimmers at all. We were yelling and having a good time which led to a high pitched peak at the touch and then several slumped, defeated shoulders when we realized Yannick Agnel had pulled it off. I guess it might have just looked like we were really excited about warm-up. Some of the officials came over to see what in the heck was going on. We immediately split apart and did the "what... we weren't doing anything over here" whistle. Haha.
After the men's 100 breast final I remember telling one of my friends that Cameron van der Burgh's breaststroke as close to butterfly as I have ever seen. He was fluid and his timing was incredible. So of course, there has to be a dolphin kick controversy. I think I am sick of it all. FINA just needs to hire this guy:
|If this official was on the job, we might actually see cheaters get spanked.|
|No, Debbie... don't get too excited about it. It's the potheads.|
If I have to pick favorite moments, two come to mind: Dana Vollmer's 100 fly and Brendan Hansen's 100 Breast. Vollmer for the fact that she missed out last time and has been close to that record for a while. It was very satisfying to see her finally get it, and in the Olympic final no less. And Hansen? Just because it has been awesome to see him not only loving swimming again, but on his game. What an incredible comeback. Bravo.
Keep it up guys and gals... it has been worth the wait.