Our club took two teams to Riccione, Italy to compete in the 2012 Fina World Masters Championships. At the beginning of the season, I was a wreck because most of my usual team had decided not to go. There would be no Spies in Italy. Two other teams kind of dissolved the same way, so they put the rest of us together and hoped for the best.
We swam Fuego for our tech and Copa for our free. Other than a couple minor glitches - I totally smacked Sylvia in the head during the beginning strokes of Fuego - we did extremely well. So well in fact, that we came home with gold medals.
This is my first gold medal in a major meet. And to get it on my birthday was just awesome!
When we checked the scores, we learned that we beat the silver medal team by almost 3 points. Talk about icing on the cake.
Here's the video of our gold medal-winning routine: