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Glenn
August 13th, 2014, 06:27 AM
This was too cool not to share!


Http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/morning-swim-show-masters-swimmer-glenn-gruber-finding-success-with-USRPT/

Allen Stark
August 13th, 2014, 09:24 AM
Very nice.Good luck at Nationals.

mmlr38
August 13th, 2014, 12:01 PM
That's great Glenn! Nice interview :)

Glenn
August 15th, 2014, 04:14 PM
Allen,

Thanks!

Without you here it looks like HUBIE will make a clean gold sweep of all 6 events.

Betsy Harrison
August 15th, 2014, 04:25 PM
Hi Glenn,

Are your Ventura team mates going to join you?

Glenn
August 15th, 2014, 04:27 PM
That's great Glenn! Nice interview :)

Thanks Matt.

I know you are having a tough time now, but you will recover and return to the pool. It's hard to miss a Nationals that you are prepped for...it is a real disappointment! No one knows that better than you right now. There is no one I know who has been swimming Masters for a long time that has not had to miss a big meet or Nationals because of a medical issue or some other emergency. It is a major league bummer! However, sometimes those disappointments can be a motivator. Look at the attitude that Amy Van Dyken has shown in the face of a pretty devastating injury. At some point maybe you can use your disappointment to make a beautiful recovery and a triumphant return to the pool!

Hang in there!!!!

Glenn
August 15th, 2014, 04:33 PM
It's just me and HUBIE from VCM. So far as a team, the two of us are in 14th place out of 80 teams. Not bad for two old geezers!

Betsy Harrison
August 15th, 2014, 04:36 PM
I swim with the Blatt's up here. I have only been able to attend one meet in my three years back in the pool. It is difficult to get to them when you are Coaching the kids on the team and also have two kids of your own on the team and going to all the meets. Someday I will get back to a meet.

ElaineK
August 15th, 2014, 04:52 PM
This was too cool not to share!


Http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/morning-swim-show-masters-swimmer-glenn-gruber-finding-success-with-USRPT/
Glenn, that WAS cool, so thanks for sharing! I missed you at Worlds, and so far I have missed you at Nationals. I sure hope I get a chance to meet you around the pool this weekend! Good luck in your events tomorrow!

Allen Stark
August 15th, 2014, 07:10 PM
Allen,

Thanks!

Without you here it looks like HUBIE will make a clean gold sweep of all 6 events.

Hubie deserves everything he gets.He came back from an injury that would lead most of us to give up. I am impressed with you 2 (and a few others ) swimming both meets,and fast at that.I am pleased with Worlds,but it is hard to get up for 2 meets in a row.Good luck with the rest of the meet.:

mmlr38
August 16th, 2014, 12:58 PM
Thanks Matt.

I know you are having a tough time now, but you will recover and return to the pool. It's hard to miss a Nationals that you are prepped for...it is a real disappointment! No one knows that better than you right now. There is no one I know who has been swimming Masters for a long time that has not had to miss a big meet or Nationals because of a medical issue or some other emergency. It is a major league bummer! However, sometimes those disappointments can be a motivator. Look at the attitude that Amy Van Dyken has shown in the face of a pretty devastating injury. At some point maybe you can use your disappointment to make a beautiful recovery and a triumphant return to the pool!

Hang in there!!!!
Thanks for the very kind and uplifting words Glenn. Yes, I'm very disappointed right now. Put in tons of work and was ready to swim fast. Pretty sure I would have swam a personal best in every event. I was holding some really fast repeat times in my USRPT sets and was ready to see what I could do in the pool. I hope that I can recover at least to where I was before the accident. If not, that's OK too, so long as I can swim again, which I'm sure I will eventually.

And yes, Amy Van Dyken's attitude sure is an inspiration in such cases, which most people have to go through at one time or another throughout their lives.

Allen Stark
August 16th, 2014, 01:17 PM
Another swimmer to look at for inspiration is the aforementioned Hubie Kerns. In 2009 Hubie was aging up and had a very real shot at all the BR world records. He is a movie stunt driver (Hubie,if you are reading this and have a better title for yourself please correct me) and was hit by a car on the set,pretty well ruining his leg at the time.His BR kick may never recover 100%,but he is setting WRs left and right in the IMs.
I hope you have a full speedy recovery.

Glenn
August 16th, 2014, 01:32 PM
Another swimmer to look at for inspiration is the aforementioned Hubie Kerns. In 2009 Hubie was aging up and had a very real shot at all the BR world records. He is a movie stunt driver (Hubie,if you are reading this and have a better title for yourself please correct me) and was hit by a car on the set,pretty well ruining his leg at the time.His BR kick may never recover 100%,but he is setting WRs left and right in the IMs.
I hope you have a full speedy recovery.
Matt,

You might have met HUBIE when we were up in Oregon City for the meet in March. Allen is right. HUBIE is one of the toughest and most resilient hombres I know! As you may recall, he set a WR that day too.

There is a current commercial on now for Priceline that features William Shatner jumping off a building into a pool. The guy jumping is HUBIE!!! So, yes, another inspiration!

ElaineK
August 16th, 2014, 05:06 PM
King Frog introduced me to Hubie while we were waiting for their medals, and he's a nice guy, too!

Speaking of nice guys, it was great meeting you today, Glenn! You, too, are an inspiration!

mmlr38
August 18th, 2014, 10:56 AM
Matt,

You might have met HUBIE when we were up in Oregon City for the meet in March. Allen is right. HUBIE is one of the toughest and most resilient hombres I know! As you may recall, he set a WR that day too.

There is a current commercial on now for Priceline that features William Shatner jumping off a building into a pool. The guy jumping is HUBIE!!! So, yes, another inspiration!
I did see Hubie at the Oregon City meet and I saw his WR swim, but I never had the opportunity to meet him. I had interacted with you (Glenn) before on these forums, so I knew vaguely who you were and introduced myself. But I didn't know of Hubie at the time, so I wasn't watching for him. Hopefully I'll get another chance to meet him at a future meet. He sure does sound like an inspirational person!

And thanks again for all of the kind words and well wishes. Every day things are getting better and better. I got in the water for the first time in 3+ weeks yesterday. I vertical kicked with a teammate for 45 minutes and then did some one-armed swimming. It was great to be back in the water. Hopefully in another month or so I'll be swimming with both arms again and working on regaining strength, range of motion and getting back to where I was before the accident!

Glenn
August 18th, 2014, 08:50 PM
Great Matt. One step at a time!