Tuesday, June 9, 2009

First Swim Practice .... was a BUST!

The alarm went off at 520am and was definitely a rude awaking. I haven't been up that early since school's been out and I was NOT happy! It didn't help that the temperature outside was 43 degrees and I was on my way to swim practice, OUTDOORS!

Fast forward 1 hour and you would find 7 of us standing outside of the pool entrance, waiting for "coach" that was supposed to be there for our swim practice at 6am. Needless to say, I was not happy. We walked across the park to the Y to ask where our coach was and the front desk lady knew nothing.

We demanded to use the pool for our swim, as some of my fellow swim team members weren't Y members. The pool was already open for lap swim, so demanding was an exaggeration.

I joined a lane that already had a guy in it. We got to chatting since he asked where everyone came from, and he had said he was signed up to be part of the swim team as well. He got an email this morning saying that when temps are below 50 degrees, we are inside at a local high school. He didn't go because it was too far for him to drive to and get a swim in before work. Of the 6 of us, we didn't get an email. That would have been good to know prior to this morning.

I got home and checked all of my email accounts. Nothing. Very frustrating.

We'll see what happens Thursday, but I am not very excited to meet the coach after this episode.

I am off to volleyball, followed by softball. Tomorrow is a mandatory REST day, with just a bit of Tri Power strengthening and maybe a quick yoga session to stretch some things out!

Is the weather going to feel like summer anytime soon? I am sick of temps in the 40's/50's, with all this damn wind and rain. It's June 9th and I haven't taken my bike out yet! DON'T YELL AT ME!

19 comments:

Marlene said...

Brrrr, that weather does not sound nice for outdoor swimming. Good for you going out anyway. I would be SOOO pissed about the lack of communication. Hope you had a decent swim anyway!

Badgergirl said...

Sounds like coach needs to figure out how to communicate with his/her ENTIRE swim team. Not just select members. I would have been fuming.

Nice job on getting in the swim in anyway.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Grrrrrrrr what a frustrating experience!!

Nicole said...

Hope practice goes better on thursday.

I Run for Fun said...

Not nice at all! You would think he/she would be more professional. Hope you have better luck (and temp) next time.

Blyfinn said...

WOW I would be pissed waiting that long outside in that weather for a swim. I sure hope the coach lives after the next practice.

Jess said...

How frustrating!

D10 said...

Hope it warms up! Sorry to hear about your first swim class. Shouldn't the coach have mentioned this earlier?

Wes said...

well, that sucks, but yea, the coach gets one more chance...

Ms. Math said...

Why didn't the coach call everyone to make sure they knew? Email, while wonderful, isn't always the most effective means of communication - especially at the last minute.

I'm definitely ready for summer weather, too! This crap we've been having is making me crabby!

J said...

That totally stinks that you didn't get an email. Hopefully the coach is nice and not inconsiderate in real life...

Carolina John said...

my first swim practice was like that too, back in january. not cool.

N.D. said...

That happened to me various times before work and in the summer. I was always SOOO pissed!

IronGambit said...

it's still cold here in Chicago also!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Can't say much good about a swim coach if they can't keep their swimmers informed of where the practice is going to be. At least you were able to get a swim in.

aron said...

that just sucks :( i hope coach is there tomorrow!

Colleen said...

Uck... that totally sucks! Hopefully Thursday "coach" makes up for it in a big way!!! And wishing you some of my warm humid weather!

runnerinsight said...

There is always room for improvement. : ) Failures are but part of you existence here on earth. Just keep the fire burning! : )

Fair Weather Runner said...

wow, well despite the mess it sounds like you got a good swim in, and on your post after this it sounds like going back was worth it. that was some serious swimming!