Tuesday, 28 January 2014

I met an Olympian

Peter vanderkaay. Swam for the Universoty of Michigan. Won gold in Athens and Beijing in relays and individual bronzes in Beijing and London for middle distance free events.
He was up for the 'Great Alaska Open' swim meet. A small meet (30 girls in the 100 free) but used to get times for JOs ( the big state meet of the year). It isn't a popular meet because it is short course metres. Since when do Americans swim Scm?
He was a really nice guy once I finally managed to hunt down a pass to get on the pool deck.


  1. Very cool. Another autograph for the collection. Did he have any tips!

  2. I didn't ask for any tips, but if he could teach me how to cruise a 24 50 free which he did later that day.....that would be really nice