Charlie Houchin does it again and help the USA Team win another gold in the 800 Free Relay this time at the 2013 FINA World Championships. I know it was a couple of days ago but between celebrations, obligations with the Singapre Team and having dinner with my family everytime I got back to the hotel I felt asleep (I do everywhere anyway ;-)
Charlie had an amazing day by swimming twice at a very high level. In the Prelims he swam a 1:45"66 and in the Finals he swam a 1:45"5. I believe that not many swimmers in the USA Team have swam that FAST in a relay so far. Charlie did such a good job in the morning that he earned his spot for the Finals and he got to stand on the top of the podium to receive his GOLD Medal. Very proud of him.
I also want to take this time to THANK Charlie for coming to train with us and for trusting me these past two years. It has been an amazing experience that has given him amn Olympic Gold Medal and a World Championhsip Gold Medal both as a member of the 800 Free Relay for Team USA.
Charlie will be relocating to Raleigh, NC because of his business with his company IX3Sports. He has found a business partner that will be supporting his business venture with a big capital investment and he has to relocate in order to makeit succesful. Personally I am sad and I am happy. One of those big contradictions in life. I am very happy for Charlie and IX3Sports because this is an amazing opportunity to take his dream to a high level and make it a reality and make it very succesful. I am sad because I will not be able to train and keep learning from who I think is one of the most talented freestylers in the World. I know these are big words but it is true. I #Believe ;-)
Charlie and I have grown a lot and have learned a lot from one another and I thank him for it. I know that my swimmers will be better from everything I have experiences and I have learned. I also know the swimmers that have had the chance to train and interact with him have really enjoyed their time togetehr and most important they have seen what it takes to be a World Class swimmer. Thank You Charlie!
Here you have the video of the last two "Gold" swims that Charlie did as a Bolles swimmer. Enjoy!
800 Free Relay - 2013 FINA World Championships - Barcelona, Spain
Prelims 1:45"66 // Finals 1:45"5
Charlie Houchin lo hace otra vez y ayuda al Equipo de USA a ganar otra medalla de Oro en el 4 x 200 Libresaqui en los Campeonatos del Mundo FINA. Creo que ha habido muy pocos nadadores en USA que han hecho 1:45"5-"6.
Charlie nado tan bien por la manana que se gano un puesto para el relevo por la tarde y tambien la oportunidad de estar en lo mas arriba del podium de honor con el resto de Team USA. Dos carrrones y Oro Mudial ;-)
La verdad que yo estoy muy orgulloso y agradecido con Charlie for varias razones. Primero por confiar en mi y los entrenadores de Bolles estos dos ultimos anyos. Tambien por ser un gran profesional y ayudar a mis nadadores jovenes a ver la dedicacion y fuerza interna que hay que tener para conseguir estar en l elite. MUCHA GRACIAS Charlie.
Charlie a partir de Septiembre se va a mudar al estado de North Carolina y a la ciudad de Raileigh ya que el negocio que creo hace dos temporadas ha tenido un inversor que le va ayudar a lanzar su producto al mercado USA. Una oportunidad unica y que la tiene que aprovechar. Personalmente estoy triste y a la vez contento. Una de esas contradicciones de esta gran vida que nos ha tocado vivir.
Lo unico que puedo decir es GRACIAS CHARLIE por todo lo que he podido aprender de ti y el beneficio que los nadadores jovenes de Bolles han tenido al tenerte entrenando con ellos estas dos ultimas temporadas.
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