I’m off to attend the the 2008 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington (south of Seattle) on Friday and Saturday. Go Longhorns! I’ll be helping out with the ESPN coverage. Well, at least I’ll have a deck pass to cheer like crazy!
I just returned from Grand Rapids where I spent some time with the Gators. Thanks Joey and Tom for all your work to pull off a great event. I think I’m starting to feel like a resident in your community.
I always love hearing the reactions from the coaches as their boxes of goodies start coming in from Mutual of Omaha. They are shocked by all the stuff the swimmers get! I think Coach Sutherland was extremely grateful for all the funs things he could give his swimmers.
Before the clinic in Grand Rapids, I took a quick trip up the road to Ionia and spoke to a few schools. I always love my time in MI and I look forward to sending a few of my friends your way.
On Sunday I head north to Kirkland, Washington (east of Seattle on the other side of Washington Lake) to conduct a swim clinic with Olympian Ben Wildman-Tobriner for the WAVE Aquatics club. The gentleman who help organize this event is a man named Craig Harriman. He’s a great friend from the past and would coach me a couple of times in the summer.
Do you guys remember Ben? Ben clocked the fastest 50free in the world for 2007! Unfortunately, Ben tore his pectoral muscle a few months back and has been trying to get back to peak performance. I guess I shouldn’t challenge Ben to a race?
By the way, I had a great spring break! I decided to surprise my daughter and take her to Hollywood. We went to a small little show called, “American Idol.” Heard of it?
It was great. We sat right behind Simon, Randy and Paula. We even made it on TV.
It was pretty cool because I actually gave tickets to a few friends from my BREAKout! Swim Clinic in Tehachapi. They showed up to the show with a poster that said, “Josh Davis is our American Idol.” During commercial break the host asked, “Who is Josh Davis?” They turned and pointed to me and I just smiled. I couldn’t help but think how fun it would be to host that show…but I’m not willing to give up my job as host the BEST swim clinic program around!! So I’m off to North Carolina.