Swimming & Diving

Swimming & Diving Winter Trip Update -- Daniel Ross

Jan. 9, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown swimming & diving team is completed its winter training trip in Bermuda, traveling back to the Hilltop on Tuesday. Throughout the Hoyas' week-long stay, GUHoyas.com received updates from members of the team. Today's fourth and final update is from senior Daniel Ross (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township).

So that's a wrap! The last day of the training trip and my last training trip EVER! Our last day was filled with sunny skies, kayak adventures, glamorous Instagram moments, and of course difficult test sets!

We closed out our last full day on Monday with probably the best weather we've had the entire trip. Everyone was out on the beach soaking up the sun before we had to head back to the freezing cold weather in the States. The sun and beach shenanigans were a welcome distraction from the cloudy weather we had earlier in the week.

This trip was an incredible one for me personally. It was my last one with this team, and likely the last time I'll ever travel with a group this close, and this large. I learned a lot about my underclassman teammates, and a great deal that I wasn't already aware of with my upperclassmen compatriots. Words cannot express how much I will miss this team once my college swimming career reaches its end.

The highlight for the senior class was without a doubt the "leap of faith" off the 10-meter diving boards after practice on Monday. (See the Georgetown Swimming and Diving Facebook page for the video!) It has been a tradition I've been looking forward to since I was a freshman and saw that year's senior class jump. After the initial terror of free fall, it was actually quite fun! I hope every class after us gets to have an amazing training trip to a tropical location!

To close, I'd like to thank the coaches for putting up with our constant gripes about the weather. It was tough to train in such cold conditions, but we put our heads down, suffered and became stronger for it. I would also like to thank the athletic department for all they do to help us go to such exotic locations. And last, but certainly not least, I'd like to send a massive THANK YOU to our H2Oya parents. Without them, the training trip would not be possible. They are our biggest fans, our biggest supporters, and they are our heart and soul.

Hoya Saxa and God Bless,

- Dan

For the trip's first update, from sophomore Cristina Barrett (Chatham, N.J./Chatham), please click HERE.

For team's second update, from junior Seth Maslowski (Cary, N.C./Green Hope), please click HERE.

For the third update, from junior Rebecca Cox (Atlanta, Ga./George Walton Comprehensive), please click HERE.

Georgetown's trip to Bermuda was featured on Fox 5 DC on Thursday evening. To watch, click HERE.

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