Saturday, August 26. 2006
Another great day in Italy for the U.S. Open Water team! We have had two more great training sessions since the last time I wrote. In the 10K and, more importantly, the 25K, feedings during the race are very important for refueling and energy, and we got to practice these feedings last night during our pool workout.
This morning we got another training session in at the beach, just down from the race site off the coast of Naples. The water was beautiful and the view is breathtaking. We are all well taken care of with lotions to prevent sea lice while swimming and we have no problems with that yet which is a good thing!
The team is having an absolute blast between training, just hanging out getting to know each other a little better. We have had a few friendly games to get to know a few things we wouldnt otherwise have known. Then our head coach, Rick Walker, got us together last night for a great card game, which was a blast!! Italy has been amazing so far and we are all definitly ready for the competitions to start. The 5K starts on Tuesday, August 29th so we're getting close!!!
Here are the members of the US team and the events they are swimming.
Katie Ball - 10K:
Claire Hawley- 25 K
Chip Peterson- 5 and 10 K
Dan DeMarco- 5 and 10 K
Erica Rose- 10 and 25 K
Kirsten Grooms- 5 K
Brittany Massengale - 5 K
Erica Rose is doing the marathon swim next week from Naples to Capri, its
a 36 K and should take 8 to 9 hours.
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