I got an e-mail from my club about housing swimmers for the Santa Clara International Swim Meet. I thought, "Huh, that sounds interesting..."
Have any of you done something like this before? Good experience? Bad experience? Did the swimmer vacuum your house of all possible food?
No doubt everything in the house from furniture to food will smell chlorine
I was housed by a family when I went to Bermuda for a this swim meet when I was 13. It was a fun experience. The family lived on a farm and the kids were nice. The meet wasn't that prestigious but I did my first Open Water Swim at some bay there so that was cool. I got to see all of Bermuda and the people were really nice.
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I have heard to prepare for a few things - they like to nap and they like to eat. If they don't drive you will be shuttling them to and fro quite a bit, multiple times a day to the pool.
We will be doing it next year ourselves.
I've been on both ends as a swimmer. Hosted in Canada (Etobicoke) and hosted a Canadian. Been hosted by Mission Viejo. Hosted a guy my age for a whole summer that is now the head coach at Perdue.
Great experiences all. It is great to see how people live differently in different parts. When I went to Canada I couldn't get over them drinking milk out of bags!
We housed 2 South Africans in our house one summer in Houston.
Never a dull moment.
One of them was actually using the house to smuggle in diamonds on the black market.
Got my swimmers! They're from Vancouver. One of them's a national record-breaker.
They're coming in next Wednesday. I of course will be getting a free pass to the whole meet. I'm really excited. This is the first time I'm going to see some really, really, really, ridiculously, ludicrously fast people tear up the water.
We're housing an assistant coach from U of U this week. She is conducting a swim clinic for our age group team.
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