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Major: Civil Engineering
Dream Job: Civil Engineer (PE)
Favorite part about being a Bulldog swimmer: Camaraderie of team and school.
Something no one knows about me: I love nerds.
Something everyone should know about being a swimmer: Our hair is never dry and the bleach smell is coming form us.
What do I look forward to most about the new swimming and diving complex: The flexibility of swim schedule.
Best thing about being a swimmer: Being in the sun, tan and in shape.
You know you've a swimmer when...Make-up and a hair dryer look like foreign objects.
Best moment as a Bulldog swimmer: Meeting the new team.
Dream Job: Own my own gym.
Favorite part about being a Bulldog swimmer: Time spent with teammates and achieving goals together.
Something no one knows about me: I don't eat mammals!
Something everyone should know about being a swimmer: It's not like any other type of sport you may have tried.
What do I look forward to most about the new swimming and diving complex: Just having the pool at our convenience always!
Best thing about being a swimmer: You don't feel guilty about eating whatever, we burn it off in the pool anyways.
You know you've a swimmer when...You have X and O tan lines on your back.
Best moment as a Bulldog swimmer: Competing at WAC Championship and swimming lifetime bests.
Major: Business/ Marketing
Dream Job: Marketing in Fashion
Favorite part about being a Bulldog diver: The bond between the team.
Something no one knows about me: I was born in Minnesota.
Something everyone should know about being a diver: It's a great view from the 10-meter board.
What do I look forward to most about the new swimming/diving complex: Getting a platform and a hot tub!
Best thing about being a diver: We get to flip around at practice.
You know you're a diver when...You are tan all the time.
Best moment as a Bulldog diver: Signing with Fresno State.
Swimming: 200 Free
Favorite part about being a Bulldog swimmer: The team.
Something no one knows about me: I've been swimming since I was 6 ½.
Something everyone should know about being a swimmer: It's a challenging but fun sport.
What do I look forward to most about the new swimming and diving complex: We can walk there.
Best thing about being a swimmer: Being able to represent Fresno State.
Best moment being a Bulldog swimmer: Becoming a part of the team.
You know you are a swimmer when...you smell like chlorine even when you're dry.
new Fresno State swimming and diving complex!
SWIMMING SPOTLIGHT: Cindy Engle
Dream Job: Running my own gym.
Favorite part about being a Bulldog swimmer: Hanging out with teammates and having a great support system.
Something no one knows about me: I am a vegetarian.
Something everyone should know about being a swimmer: It's a lot of cross training along with swimming and you smell like chlorine 100% of the time.
What do I look forward to most about the new swimming and diving complex: Not having to travel in vans to practice.
Best thing about being a swimmer: You have the best tan year around!
You know you are a swimmer when...you have to be reminded constantly that having no clothes on is not appropriate all the time.
Swimmer/ Sprint Freestyle
Team building has never really been an exciting thing for me. Usually it's the cliché trust fall that throws me off of the team building. But this last weekend we did something different than I've ever done with my fellow teammates. Thanks to the E.D.G.E ropes course our team had so much fun as we worked together to overcome various obstacles.
We DID do a trust fall and yes it did require a lot a trust, but we also did some other really crazy things too. Most were really frustrating at first. Like hoisting our student coach Steven into the air with only ropes and brute strength so we could slowly lower him into a circle to get a small rubber chicken. Did I mention he was blindfolded? And id I also mention Steven is about 6'5''? Ya. He was heavy. But we succeeded!
One of my favorite things we did this weekend was a team jump rope; as in all 24 or so of us jumping in the air at the same time. It was not an easy task for a bunch of swimmers (see previous blogs, extreme is a word I would use in describing the coordination of a swimmer and not in a good way.) It was so entertaining trying to figure out how we could all get in the air and over this rope and not injure ourselves or the person behind or in front of us. But we finally figured it out without any major mishaps as well as a great photo op!
I think one of the greatest challenges of the day was the chicken jump. One person climbed up a not so convincingly stable telephone pole in order to jump off so they could reach out and catch a rubber chicken. (I don't know what it is about rubber chickens and these E.D.G.E people!) It was fun and exciting for me, but not so much with other girls on the team. They were terrified! But they ended up overcoming their fears and got that chicken!
I can safely say that it was one of the best team building activities I've ever been a part of. I look forward to the coming season as we all grow better as swimmers and closer as teammates and friends.
The cement has been poured and cinder blocks are stacking up! The Fresno State Swimming and Diving complex is coming together.
With classes back in session on the Fresno State campus the team is back in the pool and working hard. Their season begins October 15 when they head to the University of Pacific Invite in Stockton, Calif.
Stay updated on all the Bulldogs swimming and diving news with gobulldogs.com. Be sure to keep checking back with the blog for more pictures as the pool project keeps progressing.
Check out the latest Swimming and Diving Pool Complex pictures. It's really beginning to take shape!
Your Fresno State Swimming and Diving team will be back in the pool soon with the 2010-11 school year just around the corner.
Keep browsing gobulldogs.com and our athletics blog for more pictures and updated information on your Bulldog Swimming and Diving Team.
By: Alyssa Chambers/Athletics Communications
Fans can check out new pictures of the swimming pool project in the photo gallery by clicking here: http://www.gobulldogs.com/view.gal?id=73433
Also watch live feed of the pool project for free through BSNet (formerly All-Access).