Сколько раз вам говорили выполнять поворот быстрее? Не колебаться перед кувырком? Проносить ноги по воздуху быстрее? Возможно, вы слышали это достаточно часто. Повороты — это не просто забавное дополнение к плаванию. В нашем виде спорта им отводится ключевая роль. Сколько раз вы наблюдали за тем, как самый лучший пловец проигрывал заплыв только из-за плохих поворотов? Если вы в поиске секретного оружия, то вам лучше сосредоточиться на поворотах. .
I remember my mom sitting me down after my first year of Kindergarten and telling me I was going to repeat my Kindergarten year. It's peculiar the specific childhood memories we remember & those that are lost along the way. But I vividly recall her gently telling me that it would be good for me to do another year in Kindergarten because it would give me the chance to grow bigger & stronger. Only much later did I learn, I was staying back because I was VERY shy. I hadn't made any friends that year, & at lunch & recess, I would ask to sit with my teacher. That summer, I remember my mom encouraging me to sign up for the summer track & field program. I shook my head & stomped my feet all summer until she finally convinced me to just go & watch one of the last nights. Well, I ended up participating that night in the 100-yard dash. My nervous little 5-year-old body toed the line nearly in tears. But something funny happened when the gun went off. All the nerves vanished. I crossed the finish line & they gave me a 'Thanks For Participating' ribbon. I remember how different I felt after that race. I was always a smiley, shy kid but this ribbon made me smiley & confident. Slowly but surely, my confidence began to grow. Sports made me feel like I had a purpose, & I was anything but shy while running, swimming & biking. I ended up with a scholarship to run for Northeastern University, but as soon as I graduated, I knew I was NOT done competing - sports had given me too much, & I wanted a bigger challenge. Triathlon was very appealing to me because of the community of awesome people. I completed my first Ironman in 2009 & have done 63 Ironman events since! This sport has been such a gift as I have met some of my best friends, cried, gained confidence, laughed, discovered strength I didn't know I had, & raced around the world. If I am having a tough day/week/month of training I remember that little 5-year-old girl beaming after her "thanks for participating" ribbon & realize the sport is way more than winning & losing. ~ Amber Ferreira [@amberdferreira]
Thanks for sharing your story with us, Amber! Keep Tri'ing! 🏊🚴🏃 #ordinarypeopleextraordinarypassion#humansoftriathlon
Super proud of this team at Florida State. Some unbelievable performances this weekend and a jump up two spots in the ACC. This wonderful program is on the rise and I’m excited to watch them make great progress in the coming years. Had a blast this season and GO NOLES!
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