Swimming and Diving Puerto Rico Blog #2

Jan. 6, 2012

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico –

The Kansas Jayhawk swimming and diving team is currently on their eight day training trip to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Every two days, senior swimmers will blog about their experiences in the Spanish speaking territory.

Blog #2 (Thurs. Jan. 5 — Fri. Jan. 6)

Puerto Rico has been a blast so far! It was a little stormy Thursday and Friday, but we are still able to enjoy the wonderful outdoors. Yesterday (Thurs.), some of us took a five minute taxi ride to watch surfers, while others played in the waves or laid out on the beach.

The ocean waves have been a little bigger than they were the first day we were here, but a number of us really enjoy the bigger ones. Some of the girls were even swallowed up by the bigger waves but came up smiling. The meals down here have consistently been amazing and have helped us get through the tough workouts. Today (Fri.), some of us went shopping, while others relaxed on the beach. Most of us enjoyed a yummy milkshake in the sunshine.

Our meet is tomorrow and we are looking forward to it because it has been about a month since we last raced. We are confident we will come out victorious because we have been doing everything we can to prepare!

*The Mayaguez Invite takes place at 8 a.m. central time between Kansas, LaSalle and St. Michaels


LEFT: KU swimmers and divers pause for a quick photo in between their work in the water at the RUM Natatorium in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.