Bison Swim & Dive Training Trip - Part 2
Mary Weinstein

The second half of our training trip was about getting tough in the face of adversity. Many of us were feeling worn-down, which was from a combination of all of the traveling and the intense workouts that continued through the rest of our time in Florida. However, competition and the clock don’t care about how you feel in the water, and you sometimes do your best in a race or a dive when you feel your worst. Our team always tries to remember the ideas Coach Schinnerer reminds us of to “keep going when the going gets tough.” 

Despite the rigor that comes with a week of tough training, our team put in two of our best quality practices on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. As a whole, we really stepped up and embraced the challenges of swimming fast and executing difficult dives this week. And although this week was intense from a practice standpoint, we were sad to leave at the end of our training trip.

Team relationships and morale are two positive aspects that have really blossomed throughout this trip; being in an alternative setting has brought the best out of everyone. Additionally, we have taken a few moments throughout our training trip to just reflect on how lucky we are to have the opportunity to be able to leave campus to experience being in Florida together. We are so thankful and grateful to everyone who helped make this trip possible, as it is a time we will remember for the rest of our lives.