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MARE NOSTRUM, TRAINING BY MYSELF OR WITH 700 FRIENDS, KATINKA, CONFIDENCE AURAS AND BC AAAS

Summer 2015.  I’ll get to the swimming in a second….first things first.  I bought a car and I drive everywhere.  I mean everywhere.  Instead of walking my dog, we go for a quick drive around the block instead.  I live across the street from my pool  and even though it’s faster and less of a [...]

ANNAMAY PIERSE

Annamay Pierse was inducted into the Swim BC hall of fame last night in Whistler. I wish I was there to stand up and cheer along with everyone else then congratulate her in person. This short blog from a Minneapolis Starbucks will have to do. With the release last week of qualifying times for next [...]

PAN PACS 2014

On day one in Gold Coast Australia for Pan Pacs I met up with my two coaches who each made the trip to Australia on their own. Takeo Inoki who coached me for three years came from Hong Kong to sit in the stands and watch. It was so good to see him. I vividly [...]

DQ, TORONTO, SUMMER PLANS, DISCRETIONARY PICKS, RUSSIA, PAN AM EVENT SWITCH

DQ, TORONTO, SUMMER PLANS, DISCRETIONARY PICKS, RUSSIA, PAN AM EVENT SWITCH Oopsies! I was disqualified in my very first race. It was about ten years ago in Penticton BC in a prelim of the 200IM. I was entered with a NT and the official told me after my race right after I got out of [...]

PAN PACS 2014

My First PAN PACS 2014 On day one in Gold Coast Australia for Pan Pacs I met up with my two coaches who each made the trip to Australia on their own. Takeo Inoki who coached me for three years came from Hong Kong to sit in the stands and watch. It was so good [...]

FROM BIG TENS TO NCAA’S TO CANADIAN TRIALS… SIX WEEKS OF RACING

Last season my meetings with Kelly were awful.  The meetings themselves weren’t awful but the anticipation certainly was.   I always imagined Kelly would start with something like “Kierra, not everyone is cut out to be a gopher”.  That  never happened but I always worried that my slow swimming would result in being replaced by one [...]

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