Tuesday, July 1, 2008

POST #2 - 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing

So, I officially have:
26 days until we leave for the New Zealand Olympic Swimming Staging camp in Chiba, Japan
34 days until we arrive in Beijing, China
37 days until the Opening Ceremony of the 29th Summer Olympiad in Beijing, China
42 days until I swim the highest level and most important race of my career so far.

With the games getting closer everyday (funny how that tends to happen) I am really beginning to feel the nerves and excitement. I am racing in Sydney this weekend against the Australian Olympic team at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Pool. I am excited to go back to the pool. I really like racing in it and last time I was there I was overwhelmed by the feeling of being in such a special place, and I got to see the Men's 50mfreestyle record get broken for the first time in 8 years - I can't imagine what it will be like at the Olympics this time around! And this weekend will be really good practice to stand up with the best in the world in my events and see what I can do - I will keep you posted on the results.

I should also be receiving my Olympic Uniform tomorrow morning, provided the courier arrive s in time. If so I will try to post photo's before I leave and cross the Tasman in the afternoon.

3 comments:

pen15 said...

you have way too much spare time palmer

Hannah said...

I love the humility in your profile, Hayley. Cool to the extreme?? Wow. Make sure you keep this updated!

Claire said...

is your uniform the new speedo skins? aren't most swimmers choosing to wear those if they can because they cut so much time off?!