With a successful summer of Seminole swimming drawing to a close, the swim team of '11-'12 are getting ready to make their way back to Tallahassee! The summer came to an end with some great results from Nationals and sectional meets. Many Olympic Trial cuts have been taken, even by some incoming freshmen. We have created a fantastic building block for the college season that is fast approaching which, I think, fills everyone with excitement of how successful this season could be!
With a new assistant coach, new captains, and new freshmen/transfers, the first few weeks of school are definitely going to be an exciting time of the year! Most people get into town at least the weekend before school starts, and this is when the upper classman take trips to the dorms to meet and greet the freshman. It is awesome getting to know each freshman individually and getting to know their personality.
Around the second/third week of school the girls usually take a night away for a team bonding weekend. This usually happens at a cabin in Georgia where we eat great food from the Barbie, play some games and spend some quality time together as a girl's team. It is a great way to introduce the freshmen to the team and for them to get to know everyone. It is a great and fun time to try and think of new, original cheers and incorporate new team traditions!
After a few weeks of training as a team and getting to know everyone, the excitement of being back with the team and getting ready for some great competing this year will definitely kick in! The season starts off early this year and with meets five weekends in a row, we have a tough but exciting meet schedule ahead! We start off our meets with a tri-meet, away, against FGCU and UM on October 1st. Out first home dual meet is against LSU on October 14th so be sure to attend the meet at the Morcom Aquatic center to watch the Seminoles take some titles!