Christopher tm Herdt (cherdt) wrote,
Christopher tm Herdt

I think he's gonna jump!

My youngest brother, Ben Herdt, took 6th place on the 1-meter springboard at the Men's Big 10 Swimming & Diving Championship yesterday.

There are two more days of diving. If anyone would like to come out and see some of this, I would recommend the 10-meter platform preliminaries this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. (the swimming starts at noon).

Why the 10-meter? Because that's over 30 feet. It's insane! Why the preliminaries? Because it's cheaper ($4, I think) and because you get to see more divers. You get to see both the really excellent divers as well as a few divers that may not have any business leaping off a 10-meter platform.

Today and tonight is the 3-meter springboard competition. By the time this is over and one with, I'll probably be able to explain how the judges score various dives, which right now is a bit confusing.
Tags: family

  • Movie review: Inception

    Like your Thanksgiving leftovers, here's a hot take served cold: I just saw Inception for the first time, and it wasn't a very good movie. First…

  • A Year of the Quiet Sun

    Since well_lahdidah is out-of-town, it was time for another viewing of The Last Potato. This time, it was Krzysztof Zanussi's 1984 film…

  • Diablo Cody and Roman Mythology

    On Saturday we watched Young Adult (using our cable's On-Demand service because it is easier to pay $6 than it is to find something you actually…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.