Since Indian River was my old school that I went to, it made me very excited to swim them again. Last year was the first year that the men’s FAU team beat the men’s IRSC team in many years which made it pretty special to me. This meant that it would make it ever better to win again this year to make it two in a row. IRSC got a new head coach Ryan Mallam who was the assistant to Frank Bradley the year before. Frank is now an assistant at Auburn University after being at IRSC for about 4 years. Over the summer I swam at Boca while taking classes and I had a chance to go to a few meets where Ryan was there. I ended up sitting with Indian River so I met Ryan and he helped me out with my strokes since I didn’t have a coach with me at the time. I was very excited to see how the River would perform under a new head coach.
I remember that it was a pretty cold and windy day and the water heater broke the day before so the water was chilly. Earlier in the week we got to suggest events to Coach Steve and I believe I chose 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 free. On the guys side we own ever even but the 100 breast which somewhat surprised me but I know Ryan beats them up before dual meets. Over all it was a great meet for being so chilly and getting to see some old Indian River friends.
200 Free: (1st) 23.60 49.32 (25.72) 1:15.86 (26.54) 1:43.04 (27.18)
100 Free: (1st) 22.71 47.45 (24.74)
100 Breast: (2nd) 28.26 59.86 (31.60)