The first session was 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Just 5 races, but it was heat after heat after heat of swimmers. And out of all those heats, only 8 make it into the finals. I'm sure it's quite an experience for most of the swimmers to just make it there - so many don't make it past the first heat! My niece, Addi, was so good about explaining the ins and outs as we watched: what the lane judges were looking for, why some swimmers get disqualified, those kinds of things.
|Some fun outside the CenturyLink Center|
|Men's 400 IM|
|This might be Chase Kalisz ??|
|The next heat waits for their turn|
During the afternoon, we did some shopping, some playing, found freebies, and got supper from the food trucks outside (something I've never done)!
|Allison reached the top!|
|steak slider and tots from Piccolo's food truck!|
After a long wait, the second session began around 6:45 p.m. We got to watch the first Olympian named to the team after he won the 400 IM. Chase Kalisz came from behind and beat Ryan Lochte - quite a stunner - and quite exciting!
|Winner and runner-up being interviewed by NBC|
|Waiting for 100 Butterfly semi's|
|Chase Kalisz receiving his first place medal!|
|Surrounded by fountains and fire!|
For this Olympics fan, it was a pretty fantastic day!