I also like to tell myself to stay in the moment rather than dwelling in the past or getting anxious about the future. I would get out of the water in between sets to warm up. My dad has been to almost every competition I have been in since I started college. My Aunt Janet helped raise me and is the person that got me started in diving lessons.
What is your earliest memory (and your age) of playing or seeing your sport and what was it about your sport that propelled you to dedicate your life to it? While I sat there I could see the divers way down at the other end of the building jumping and flipping all over the place. I went home every day with an exciting new adventure to talk about. My mom is working for her real estate license and is a waitress. She put me in swim lessons that eventually lead into diving lessons. Room keys at all the hotels I stay in around the world. My worst habit is overloading myself with too many things to do. When you have time off, what would constitute a perfect day for you?
And for dinner, we always have a large meat portion (chicken, steak, fish, or shrimp) with a colorful vegetable and some sort of pasta or grain.
She's really good at changing things up and making things very savory.
What is your earliest memory of seeing swimming and what was it about swimming that propelled you to dedicate your life to it?
My parents brought me to the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and that was when I really became a motivated swimmer.
I am currently building one for my green house and aquaponics system so it can completely run on its own without any interaction from humans.