13.8.08

I Love the Summer Olympics!!!

So I'm sitting here watching some swimming events and I find myself holding my breath and taking quick breaths as if I was racing right along with the Olympians (of course, I would be half way across the first length when they would be finishing their 4th) Anyway, the swimming is my favorite, then the gymnastics and water polo are tied for silver.

I swam all growing up. I was never really good, but I loved it. I loved the rush you felt gliding through the water. I miss that feeling. Also when I was 10 and 11 I played water polo. Watching one of the Olympic matches brought back a flood of memories. I remember my first game. I got ejected because I did something wrong, but I remember breaking down because I had no idea what I did...I guess I wasn't paying attention while the coach was going over the rules. I also remember trying to play when I was 12 (which placed me in the older team), but everyone was starting to hit puberty and I hadn't yet (I've been the same height since 6th grade). So that pretty much ended my career playing water polo, but I loved coaching it the summer after my freshman year in college. If you haven't seen any of the H2O Polo games yet, try and catch one.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

I like watching the swimming also, and I love me some Phelps!

JOHANNA said...

I can just picture you in the cap and goggles kickin some trash in the pool!

Terry Family said...

Oh, the swimming memories. And whatever...I think you were an awesome swimmer!!! I remember playing water polo with you guys. That was SO hard. I love the olympics too--can't get enough of it!

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

I have been LOVING the olympics!!! Could Phelps be any greater?!?! GO USA!!!!!

AuntieM said...

All due respect to Phelps fans everywhere- and yes- 8ight!- incredible- WAAY too many replays. Give me the still rings, the "athletic" (vs. track and field) relays (dropped, damn!), the sprints! Let's hear it for the glass wearing Cuban winning the hurdles and the glass wearing high jump woman's gold (I only saw a picture). Where was the coverage on the long jump? Where was the coverage on the shot-put, the hammer, the high jump. WAAY too many repeats on swimming and gymnastics. I even like the sycronized stuff with the pasted grin-and-bear-it smiles. And the "strongest man in the world" holding the picture of his deceased wife along with his gold medal- sniff and wipe. I have to rethink my position on Kobe Bryant now that I saw the sheer joy he and Dwayne Wade had in winning the gold. And the team Volleyball! (a little too much of the beach stuff, thank you very much) As I told Sam- I L_O_V_E the Olympics (where was the equestrian stuff, and the shooting, the sailing- but could you believe the BMX? I loved the ping pong and badminton and......)

AuntieM said...

tee-hee, of course I meant glassES.

JOHANNA said...

YOU GUYS ARE THE CUTEST FAMILY!
It was so fun to see you guys in your car out and about and your little man telling me about his SpongeBob sticker-LOL