2011, July 1 to be exact, is the date and year that I made it to retirement. Perhaps retiring to Florida is not a very original idea but I gave in to my arthritis and bought a house in Tamarac. I plan to  take my hobby and support of "paying it forward" with me to a new school. That school will need to be special indeed to match the very special young people I've meet these last few years. Since I will only be in New Jersey until Christmas all of the meets I get to will be on the one New Jersey page. 

Wardlaw relays 2011-1

"When I go out and race, I'm not trying to beat opponents, I'm trying to beat what I have done ... to beat myself, basically. People find that hard to believe because we've had such a bias to always strive to win things. If you win something and you haven't put everything into it, you haven't actually achieved anything at all. When you've had to work hard for something and you've got the best you can out of yourself on that given day, that's where you get satisfaction from."

-Ian Thorpe

All the galleries from 2010-2011 can be accessed above