Thank you

I have had the privilege to work with many great coaches throughout my career. The following three are most responsible for my development as an athlete. Ron Turner was my coach at the YMCA of the Triangle and served as the catalyst for my Olympic pursuit. His knowledge and ability to execute in developing talent […]

Another great opportunity!

If you’re like me, then you know how much fun it is to capitalize on the opportunities presented to you! Although my 400 Freestyle at Olympic Trials did not go as I had hoped, I was lucky to have an equally great opportunity in the 200 Freestyle–fortunately, I capitalized on that swim! I will be […]

A powerful ally

In this scene in The Empire Strikes Back, we see archetypal hero Luke Skywalker attempting, and failing, to do the impossible—move his spaceship out of the swamp with “the force”.  In the original Star Wars trilogy, director/producer George Lucas created a believable science-fiction world where viewers bought into the elusively abstract concept of “the force”.  The […]

Olympic Trials

Four more years have come and gone and the swimming world will be back in Omaha next week for the 2012 Olympic Trials.  Additionally, our sport has taken a significant step forward this time around–every finals session will be covered live on NBC.  Click here for details (NBC Schedule is EST). I will be competing […]