Over the weekend I had the opportunity to see the film, "Touch The Wall" . If you are planning on seeing it... DO NOT READ FURTHER! :) The film exposes the trials and triumphs of Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce in reaching their goal to the 2012 Olympics.
I am extremely happy that an independent film about our sport was made. However, I honestly I had a few issues wit the film.
1) Why does Kara Lynn feel that swimming in Colorado with a 14 year-old would change her…Continue
I recently was in a discussion with a white colleague talking about the importance of diversity in swimming. As I began to tell this person about some of the programs I recently found out about, this individual remarked, "What's the point?" I was truly thrown back by this remark because out of all people, I was not expecting this coach to say this. So my questions for you are: 1) How have you handled such response? Especially when it is from someone who you thought "gets it". 2) What…Continue