Nathan Adrian participated in the Pacific Swimming Diversity Select Camp Nov. 12 in San Jose, Calif.
Here's what Nathan Adrian had to say about participating in the camp:
Why did you want to take part in this event?
Nathan: I was approached about the opportunity to be a guest at the camp and immediately was drawn to it. I enjoy getting to spend face to face time with kids that are just starting to find the love for swimming that I found at such a young age.
What was your favorite part of the event and why?
Nathan: I enjoyed speaking with the kids and answering their questions. This is where we get to interact with the group as a whole and it just a fun time.
Do you think it was a success?
Nathan: I like to think it was a success. The kids spend a great Saturday enjoying each others company and learning new things to take back to their home clubs. Hopefully they are a little bit energized and more excited about the sport as a whole.
When it was over, what did you take away from the event? Feelings, learn anything, wanted it to keep going, etc?
Nathan: I didn't necessarily take home anything except the good feeling a person gets from being a guest at one of these events. It is fun to hop up there and share some fun stories.
Would you want to do this event or a similar event in the future? Why?
Nathan: Yes. I especially like that it was local. Not just because it is an easy travel but because at local events you get to meet kids that you will potentially see again sometime soon and try to create some sort of connections with. For instance some of the kids that were at the camp swim at the meet that Cal hosts (Cal Invite) and it is fun to see them again.