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  1. lulu393's Avatar
    That was actually very helpful. You're right about having air in the lungs making it easier to float. The buoy helps too.

    Thank you!!!
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    I don't know what more the drs can do to speed along our recovery ... It's just a slow frustrating process. Hope you ha a good nap!
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Stewart, you kicked butt in that meeting! Hard to balance the conversation without becoming emotional and it sounds like you did well. Glad you set your own agenda for the meeting.
    It's unfathomable to me that the principal wasn't there and frankly, speaks volumes.
    it was especially hard because my son was in the room and at on point when I was describing how important this was to us he tried giving me a hug and he also seemed to choke up. I held it together which was what I wanted to do. I think the fact that the teachers and principal were not there says a lot and I will use this in future interaction with them if they don't do what I asked. I have 3 ideas if I don't get what I need, the first is to go around the school to the school board, the second is to go to local media and the third is to being in a lawyer. Hopefully none of these will be needed because at the end of the day this affects more than just my son, this is a big deal for all kids attending this school. The assistant principal said they had multiple concussions in the fall under this teachers watch doing football. I can't fathom they have not done something about it.
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Great job in that meeting! That had to be stressful. I hope your son's recover continues to go well and that the school get's it's act together.
    At times in my professional life I have to be direct when dealing with conflict but I try to avoid conflict in general; it's my personality. This one is different. This is my family and I will come out fighting on this. My wife is like me in terms of trying to avoid conflict but I think she was dreading me being a complete a-hole because she knows how I am with my family. I think I made my point and we shall see what they do.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    Sounds like a very good meeting and I hope that they follow through with things on their end, espcially in relation to keeping your son safe. Well done
    Thanks. They will follow through or else this one is going to get ugly! I am not going to let this one drop even if I have to take my kids out of this school to protect them and then go after the teacher and school separately. This papa bear is going to be a pain in there ass.
  6. Water Rat's Avatar
    Stewart, you kicked butt in that meeting! Hard to balance the conversation without becoming emotional and it sounds like you did well. Glad you set your own agenda for the meeting.
    It's unfathomable to me that the principal wasn't there and frankly, speaks volumes.
  7. GregJS's Avatar
    Good luck on the roads tomorrow and have a great time at the clinic.
    Nice job on that fly!
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Agree. I'm really happy with that outcome.
    I wish I could have watched the 100 bk but don't have live streaming.
    I was hoping Nolan could upset Murphy, but Murphy has a lot more raw speed than last year. 100 fly was a great race. Conger just didn't hit his walls.
  9. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I'm really hoping Will Licon can pull out an upset of Kalisz on the 400 IM.
    Agree. I'm really happy with that outcome.
    I wish I could have watched the 100 bk but don't have live streaming.
  10. Karl_S's Avatar
    Great job in that meeting! That had to be stressful. I hope your son's recover continues to go well and that the school get's it's act together.
  11. rxleakem's Avatar
    Sounds like a very good meeting and I hope that they follow through with things on their end, espcially in relation to keeping your son safe. Well done
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Those races will be blasting fast. I'm not sure if we'll see peak times like those in either the 400 IM or 200 free, but those races will be great, as well. I'm really hoping Will Licon can pull out an upset of Kalisz on the 400 IM.
    Agree. Licon should impress after his blazing 200 IM. The 200 free doesn't look as stacked, but they are all within .5 apart. So it should be good racing.
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Glad you're on the mend. Don't do long course during taper!
    I actually like long course training but would not like to switch during the taper but I may not have any choice since the pool is usually configured around the kids. I need to speak with Tom about the plan over the next month with the pool setup. There was discussion about every Friday and Saturday being LCM and the rest of the week scy but I have not heard if that's what's really happening.
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    You're in the pool and that's a great thing.
    Agreed.
  15. pwb's Avatar
    I hope to watch NCAAs tonight. I am in awe that Texas got 6 flyers into the A final. There should be fireworks tonight in the 100 fly, 100 breast and 100 back!
    Those races will be blasting fast. I'm not sure if we'll see peak times like those in either the 400 IM or 200 free, but those races will be great, as well. I'm really hoping Will Licon can pull out an upset of Kalisz on the 400 IM.
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Glad you're on the mend. Don't do long course during taper!
  17. ndauksavage's Avatar
    I have been doing 16x50's but on an aerobic base vs. race pace. So I did 4 rounds of 3x50's on 40 and 1x50 on 35. I told Tom I do not like race pace and wanted to go back to aerobic so he has been nice enough to satisfy my request. You better keep me posted on how you do at nationals!!!
  18. pwb's Avatar
    You're in the pool and that's a great thing.
  19. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Michael Ross is better at the 50s and 100s. Ross Davis is coming back from an elbow tear. Granger is so talented he can swim anything, and he opted for 400 IM and 100 fly on day 1.

    I think taking a day off was a good idea. When I'm feeling poorly, I do that (did it on Wed) and the rest usually helps jump start a recovery.
    I was emailing WaterRat earlier in the week and I mentioned that I had counted 10 guys in the 45-49 age group who have been under 1:50. Whether I win or loose, I love racing against fast guys and despite those guys not being in the race it will still be very quick.

    I will have other events where I will swim against Mr Ross, et al, so I will get my wish.
  20. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    You'll just have to take that record down yourself, then!

    Hope the ear gets better soon. I, too, am hoping to be better (*different reason*) and back in the water tomorrow.
    I just hope to be healthy and in great shape. I will leave all the rest to take care of itself.


    This being sick stuff sucks. Take care of yourself and I hope the work stuff goes well.
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