This isn't really that serious of a subject, but my mom is like hellbent over me going to allstars in swimming. This is a direct quote: " Michael, I think you can go to Allstars next year. " HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....no. There is no way on God's green earth that I will be able to go to allstars. Then she says I need to practice more. Then I say : " What? is a 2 hour practice, plus every break during the day, I swim a 500, is that not enough for you? " Evidently she really believes that I can go there. Honestly, even if I tried my hardest, it wouldn't happen. I'm sorry, but I cant drop 9 seconds off my 100 free, cant drop 7 or 8 seconds off my 50 fly. and cant drop 23 seconds off my friggin IM. She must be out of her mind. I'M NOT A FRIGGIN SPRINTER MOM. GET OVER IT. She thinks i'm friggin superman or something. Yes, I can drop 7 or 9 seconds off my 500, thats easy, but i cant friggin drop 7 seconds off a friggin 50 sprint! WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM! ARE YOU DUMB?!!?! Man, I wish I could be her friggin swim coach one day and see how she likes how hard I friggin practice, only to get nowhere. The closest i've got to even coming CLOSE to come CLOSE to come CLOSE to winning divisionals, is 6th place. I dont think she see's that i'm waaaaaay better at soccer and baseball than swimming. I can throw a ball around 75-77 tops. That can be improved by working out and such. Swimming is a different story however. You have to just keep swimming, the weight room wont help much, if at all. Then she comes with this rebuttel ( sp? ) "Well, you're never going to win anything with an attitude like that." I WAS NEVER GOING TO WIN ANYWAYS! Yea, I got a couple of 1st places through the year, only because I was basically swimming against my own teammates ( mainly Mike Johnson ). I didn't really earn a 1st place this year, it was just given to me, spoonfed. That really pisses me off. Some people ( coughmomcough ) have no clue how hard I practice, to not even drop one friggin second in an event. YET, if I practice hard in baseball or soccer, ( in which I do, I practice hared in everything I do ) I see almost instantanious improvement. But does that happen when I bust my balls in swimming( sprints, short distance )? NO! I barely see milliseconds drop. And she somehow thinks I actually have a chance of getting into allstars. I have a better chance of getting into MLS or MLB than going to allstars. Seriously. I'm not Michael Phelps or Ian Crocker or Ian Thorpe. GET OVER IT. I'M NOT THE SWIMMER YOU THINK I AM. I'd rather swim a 500 than a 50 for dogs sake. Dont you see that! I'm more tired after doing a 100 IM than a 500 free. Isn't there something wrong there? Are you blind or something? I'm tired of my parents thinking that i'm a good swimmer. I'm NOT! If I was a good swimmer, don't you think i'd actually be WINNING? WOW!! Isn't that a FRIGGIN NOVEL CONCEPT! GENIUS!! That's all I have to say for now. Good-day!