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Off to the Races With: Charlotte Broadbent – Florida State University

Off to the Races With: Charlotte Broadbent – Florida State University


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Off to the Races With: Charlotte Broadbent

Charlotte Broadbent

With a successful summer of Seminole swimming drawing to a
close, the swim team of '11-'12 are getting ready to make their way back to
Tallahassee!  The summer came to an end
with some great results from Nationals and sectional meets.  Many Olympic Trial cuts have been taken, even
by some incoming freshmen.  We have
created a fantastic building block for the college season that is fast
approaching which, I think, fills everyone with excitement of how successful
this season could be!

With a new assistant coach, new captains, and new freshmen/transfers,
the first few weeks of school are definitely going to be an exciting time of
the year!  Most people get into town at
least the weekend before school starts, and this is when the upper classman
take trips to the dorms to meet and greet the freshman.  It is awesome getting to know each freshman
individually and getting to know their personality.

Around the second/third week of school the girls usually
take a night away for a team bonding weekend.  
This usually happens at a cabin in Georgia where we eat great food from
the Barbie, play some games and spend some quality time together as a girl's
team.  It is a great way to introduce the
freshmen to the team and for them to get to know everyone.  It is a great and fun time to try and think
of new, original cheers and incorporate new team traditions!

After a few weeks of training as a team and getting to know
everyone, the excitement of being back with the team and getting ready for some
great competing this year will definitely kick in!  The season starts off early this year and
with meets five weekends in a row, we have a tough but exciting meet schedule
ahead!  We start off our meets with a
tri-meet, away, against FGCU and UM on October 1st.  Out first home dual meet is against LSU on
October 14th so be sure to attend the meet at the Morcom Aquatic center to
watch the Seminoles take some titles!

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