Peter that's awesome!!!! Congrats!!
This morning I finally realized that I might actually be getting faster. We had a set of 4 x 100 on 1:50 and I managed to hold all 4 under 1:30. I haven't been able to do that since I started swimming again 2 years ago. The end of last year was really hard personally and I missed a lot of pool time, and the 6 months before that I was unable to swim for various reasons. Now I'm training for Nationals and stoked to see that my times might actually drop by then.
I really like the idea of this thread too. Often times when I accomplish something in the pool, my friends don't understand how important it is or what a big deal it is too me. I've often wanted to say something on this site, but like you haven't had the courage. And it's kinda nice to have a pat on the back and share your happiness with people who get it.