"You're nervous, and you don't know what to do. But after you will think, 'Why was I so nervous?
That was awesome!'"
"Be sure and drink some OJ after."
"At the end of the race, never glide into the touch pad. Finish hard."
"Have fun, swim fast, keep your head down on your start and hit the pad hard."
"Take extra water, an extra towel, extra goggles, food, peanut butter, bananas, pasta, bagels, power bars, fruit and remember it’s supposed to be fun."
"Check your goggles. Always have an extra pair of goggles and swimwear."
"Write your event number, heat number and lane number on your arm."
"It’s your first race ever, no pressure. It’s not life or death."
"Don't go to the bathroom without asking your coach! You may miss your event."
"Enjoy time with your teammates and get excited about your swims."