Aquawoman Triumphs Über Alles!!
Petra reports from Germany
After hiding and training in secret places in Lippetal, Germany,
I can now send you some victorious messages.
Let's start with a
swimming event on 26. January 2008. I raced in the 100m freestyle,
25m diving and 8*50m relay team. I did as well as can be expected
of a Wanderer. I also participated in a individual medley race
but was DQ'ed (non-compliant premature turn): at least that was
the official reason. I suspect, however, that the judges were unwilling
to let me have all the first prizes.
More swimming: I joined
the DLRG, the German rescue swimmer
society, and I am undergoing
strenuous training as a rescue swimmer. In May I will lend my glamour
to a good cause. I will be on Patrol as a Life Guard at the German
North Sea Shore (think Baywatch). You also may have the chance
to see me on TV during the Championship of Masters Rescue Swimmers
in Weerner, Niedersachsen, in the beginning of May.
My team and
I qualified for the event through races in January and February
2008. But I am not forgetting about my Wanderers roots. I participated
in several cross country runs. At the 6.6 km cross country run
in Soest, Westfalen I placed third overall and first in my age
group; complete results here »
am following your activities on the Wanderers website whenever
I get the chance. I wish you luck with your races and am looking
forward to joining you again in September.
The team on Jan 26, 2008 before a meet.
And again but showing hardware after the event.
DLRG-Team after a qualifying event on Feb 18, 2008
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