Sunday :: Water, Water Everywhere

Today, Calum and I are up in Boston (well, Cambridge actually) for the YMCA New England Swimming Championships.

The weather is absolutely disgusting, I don’t think even Douglas Adams could have words for the amount of rain coming out of the sky. Thankfully, we are in doors in Harvard’s Blodgett Pool (which is huge and a great place to watch from).

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By |2016-11-03T04:24:26-05:00March 14th, 2010|Categories: Calum|Tags: , |0 Comments

Swimming in Boston

T-Shirt of New England YMCA Swimming Championship.

I’m in Boston with Calum for him to swim in the YMCA New England Championships.

We’re at the Boston University Pool (nice pool, shame it doesn’t have as many seats as Yale!

Calum ready to swim.

Calum’s done really well, dropping another second off his 100 free and half a second off his 50 free.

New England YMCA Swimming Championship

Now all we need to do is hang out for another 7 or 8 hours and we can go home!

:: Justin […]

By |2015-02-22T04:43:02-05:00March 21st, 2009|Categories: Calum, Swimming|Tags: , |1 Comment

More Swimming (this time at Yale)

Last night, Calum and I went down to Yale in New Haven to watch the State Open Swimming Finals (in the hope that in the future he will be competing here).

State Open Swimming at Yale.

It was very cool in a number of ways.  Firstly, it is an amazing pool.  There are seat for over 2000 very steeply banked around the pool (which for some reason reminded me of the court scenes in Harry Potter!

Secondly, there was some amazing swimming going on, including the breaking of a number of state records.


By |2016-11-03T04:24:55-05:00March 20th, 2009|Categories: Calum, Swimming|Tags: , |0 Comments

More Coach (and fan) Watching

I am going to quickly skip over Saturday’s Hearts-Hibs game (I may have to relive it with Paul, that’s more than enough!).

After that is was off to Plainville High School for the State of Connecticut Class S Swimming Championships Time Trials (quite a mouthfull!).  I am starting to wrap my head around how all this swimming stuff works.  Basically the top 36 high school swimmers for each event compete for 24 places in the finals (to be held at Weslyan on Tuesday).

Calum came in as part of the first ever Wolcott boys swimming team and as a freshman in the 200m Individual Medley and the 100m Backstroke.  While holding his own in the backstroke, […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:55-05:00March 15th, 2009|Categories: Calum, Heart of Midlothian, Swimming|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Finally… Off to New England

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For those of you who pay any attention to my Facebook or Twitter updates (there must be someone out there who does…) you may have noticed that I have been at rather a lot of swim meets of the last week or so.  It’s coming to the end of the winter season which leads to high school and YMCA championships and other tournaments.  Calum is one of three boys swimming in the first ever Wolcott High School swimming team.  Although there are three of them, they count as a one man team (it’s a long story) and swim with Crosby High School in Waterbury, under […]

By |2016-11-03T04:25:02-05:00March 9th, 2009|Categories: Calum, YouthSports|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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