The Charlotte Grand Prix was my last Grand Prix…ever! Everything has definitely been hitting me that it’s my last, I’m just trying to take it all in and enjoy every minute.
In the Press Conference, Bob mentioned that the media in Charlotte was the same amount of media as the 2004 Olympic Trials. It’s awesome to see how much the sport of swimming has grown. I always enjoy the Charlotte meet because the venue is packed with fans. There was a long line out the door of fans waiting to get into the venue…really cool and we can hear all the cheering as we swim!
Since the meet is a month and a half before Olympic Trials, it’s a good chance to see what we need to work on and where our fitness level is at. I came in second in both races…I hate to lose but was happy with my swims. I know what I need to work on at Training Camp and I am taking steps in the right direction.
Also the meet is a good chance to wear the Speedo competition suits and get comfortable in those before Trials. In my last race, I wore the Fastskin3 Racing System - the Super Elite Jammer, the cap and the Elite goggles.
Check out some pics from the meet!