I am so proud of our duet! They had their final swim today and they were awesome. In spite of a little fluke at the beginning, they got back connected right away and performed like they were the best duet of the meet. Besides being halfway done with Olympic competition, Christina and Andrea can now focus only on the team events. I'm sure they are relieved and excited all at the same time.
We had another hard practice this morning, but as we can count the number of practices we have left on only one hand, we were anxious to make every moment count. When you're going for perfection, it seems that there is always something you can fix! But we know we are getting there when our repetitions are fewer and fewer and our coaches are more and more excited about the result.
Tonight we attended a party hosted by Speedo, our outfitting sponsor, that was absolutely wonderful. All of my family and friends could attend, and it was so nice to see everyone and just relax. For the duet, tonight was the first time they had a chance to see their families, so it was particularly special. There is something about being surrounded by those you love that gives you energy and excitement, which are two great feelings to take with us into our final day of practice tomorrow and into competition the next day.