A few weeks ago current Female Athlete of the Year Lisa Blackburn made some Big Improvements at the Indy Grand Prix.
Blackburn set 2 National Records, swam in 2 Finals and was only 1.22 seconds away from Olympic qualifying time!
If all goes according to plan for the Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association, Bermuda could have three swimmers represent the Country at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Roy Allan Burch has already qualified, while Blackburn and Kiera Aitken are knocking on the door, Bermuda could have their biggest field in the pool since 1982, when Chris Flook, Jenny Smatt, Mike Cash, Ian Raynor, Geri Mewett and Craig Morbey all competed in Barcelona.
Blackburn at the Indy Grand Prix Overall, had a solid meet with good improvements. Blackburn said, “I am now getting much closer to that Olympic qualifying time in two events, the 100 and 200 Breaststroke! It is definitely getting exciting and I am looking forward to the next block of training and racing.”
Blackburn went on to say, “The last couple of weeks have been somewhat challenging in that I have been nursing a muscle strain in my left serratus anterior/lat muscle. I have been going to physio and having regular massages, which seems to be helping. So, I am looking forward to this week because I feel that I am ready to train more than I have in the past little while.”
Blackburn concluded, “I can’t wait! You never really understand how an injury can impact your training and your confidence, until you have one! Your health is the most important asset whether you are training for the Olympics or not.”