No pressure and good luck to you, realize, this is your last race of your career. Please, go out there and have some fun.
Here it is. The last race of your career. Everything you have done for the past 10 to 20 years culminates in this last, glorious display of your talents.
Less than 2 minutes or so separate you from your life as a “swammer” or a “normal college student.” Certainly you’ll hit a best time, right? Though, maybe, that is not what you should be focused on.
The last race is epic, don’t get me wrong. I have seen swimmers have out-of-their-minds, lights-out, crushing-their-personal-best type swims. I have also seen swimmers add three second on a last race, get disqualified, or, more commonly, have a decent swim. That is where I fell in.