Maxicup is almost here. Swimmers have been training and preparing for this. In yesterdays training Ella was with them asking some questions about the upcoming competition. Everyone is excited to compete in Maxicup. “We are trying to get our best times to get qualification for the West German Championship“, said Erik and Jakob. Also other swimmers on the team are trying for their personal best records and hoping to win some medals.
Here are some parts of the interviews.
-“Nothing too special for preparations, training hard and taking the last days before competition easy. My last competition wasn´t that good so I´m hoping to get better times. My strengths in competitions are a good start and water position“, said Anna Lena. She also said that it´s fun to race with other swimmers.
-“It´s my fifth competition ever. I´m happy to swim on Saturday and I hope to win some medals. I´m the best at breast stroke and freestyle. We have trained my starts to be better at it in the competitions.“ Zita´s advantage in competitions is holding the speed even if the start is not the fastest.
-“I´m trying to get 28 seconds record in 50 m freestyle. My advantage is arm movement under water and freestyle is my strongest style. We have been training my kicks to prepare for the competition.“
-“I have been practising my starts and turns to be faster. I´m going for my personal best record and trying to win medals.“ Karina also has some routines that other swimmers didn´t mention. “At first it´s just a regular warm up and changing into competition suit. Before going to pool I like to drink something and splash some water not to be completely dry when going tot he pool.“
We´ll see how many personal best records we get on Saturday.