Hi team! This blog post is from our newly retired team captain Khoa Tran! It’s breaking away from the pattern thus far of full on prose, but enjoy! (He wrote this about something else; I promise it’s not implying anything about Club Swim!!!!)
Voyage into the Smoke
I stand here watching my daydreams,
Drain from my quartet around me,
My wooden neck and casting away my wings.
I thought I could fly and talk to God,
But God had determined me too small.
Or perhaps too large to march among the sky,
Leaving me to cry along with the clouds.
But even now, I don’t belong in the clouds
As they cast me out from heaven.
Hi everyone, Che here. In perusing the previous entries on our blog this winter for ~inspiration (read: ideas to steal for myself), I noticed that a lot of what we’ve offered up has been our experiences away from (/coming back to) campus, and more importantly, away from Club Swim. Perhaps, dear reader, you’ve been pining for an inside look at what 18W has been like for club swim – the day to day grind in the pool; meetings in smoke-filled rooms planning for our next incredibly successful social event (come thru); how Kimmy, Michael and the rest of our heroic leadership team possibly manage to balance studies with keeping our crazy group afloat.
If so, you’ll have to wait until next week. I, too, have been away, on a study abroad in France. It’s much warmer here than in Hanover – think single-digits Celsius in stead of Fahrenheit – but winter is winter, and the best part of my winter at Dartmouth has always been Club Swim. Continue reading
Yeah, yeah I know what you’re about to say – winter’s been in season since November! But Club Swim is about to pop back in the pool and begin our season after about 6 weeks of being fish out of the water!
For any new potential members, there is an info session that will be happening at 6pm in the gym lobby TOMORROW, Monday, January 8th! Look for leadership and anyone wearing Club Swim apparel!
Following that, at 6:30pm in the Karl Michael pool in the gym basement, we will kick off our first open practice (of the week of open practices)! Come by and try Club Swim out even if you can’t make the info session, but do try to fill out the insurance waiver beforehand. If you can’t though, also no worries, it’ll just be an extra 5 minutes or so of filling it out on the pool deck via a laptop!
See everyone soon!
Club Swim Leadership <3
Hello hello! Just wanted to give a (belated) shoutout with this week’s Swimmer of the Week! This past term, we’ve had alums come to meets and cheer for us, with posters and desserts and smiles! Thank you so so much to Katie Lachance and Brian McGahie and Patrick Campbell for coming by – it meant the world to us, especially as we 18s are in the same place you were when we first met you <3
And now, ahem, back to Swimmer of the Week #10!! This week we are introducing the other incredibly important coach of Club Swim, Michael Sun! Michael was off this past term, but he will be coming back as a coach this winter, and transitioning into the position of head coach in the spring! We are excited to have him back with his stories from his study abroad AND to have his excitement and dedication back on board!
Finals have finally ended, and most of us are probably snuggled up at home, enjoying hot cocoa and Netflix (or perhaps studying as I am, haha)! To add that relaxed mood, I’d like to introduce our first freshman (Class of 2021) swimmer spotlight of the year! Everyone, please welcome Hamza Kasumba!! It’s been so exciting to see Hamza at practices and enjoying time in the pool with us, and we’re excited to see where he goes with his Dartmouth career! Read on to learn more about him!!
Name: Hamza Kasumba