It’s great to be back in the water and racing again!! We had our first meet of the season last weekend against Boston College. It came down to a close finish between the two teams. Even though BC ended up pulling ahead, we were excited with how we all swam. We had some very exciting races that got us enthusiastic for the rest of our season. This coming weekend, we are heading up to Holy Cross for our second meet where we hope to have even more AMAZING races and get our first win under our belt!
Even though our meets have started, we are still continuing to do double practices every day and we are adding weightlifting into our schedule next week. But, when you swim well at the meets, it makes it a little easier to get up at 5:30am because you can see all of your hard work beginning to pay off!
Aside from swimming, the entire team has been active in the community as well. We are currently teaching swim lessons for three hours on Sundays every week. And, during the last weekend of September, our team participated in the JTB Heart Club Walk on campus. Just to give you a little background, the Club is a chapter of the John Taylor Babbitt Foundation, a non-profit established to prevent sudden cardiac death. The Foundation was named in honor John Taylor Babbitt who died at the age of 16 when his heart stopped during a basketball game at his church gym.
Anyway, the Walk began at noon and ended at 2pm, with a lunch and snacks. This leisurely walk was 2-miles around campus, passing all eight AEDs (automated external defibrillators) located here. More than 160 students participated and the Club raised about $2,000 dollars, which will help Fairfield purchase more AEDs for campus! The event was a great success and, hopefully, the Club will continue hosting this Walk every fall, raising more and more money to purchase AEDs for every building on campus. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Club, please contact me, Cacky Keating.
Well, that’s it for now! We hope to see you all at our next home meet, our MAAC opener against Manhattan College, on October 20th at 12pm!