Aug. 4, 2016
Today was a fun day to be an Olympian. We went to the main pool for the first time and I got chills walking in and seeing the pool! This is going to be a fun competition!
The pool is built as a bowl with the crowd sitting just off the deck all the way around. Brazilians love to party and this will be one giant party starting tomorrow with the opening ceremony.
We ran into Auburn swimmers, past, present, and future. I especially loved seeing Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace and her trainer, Lionel Moreau (my ex-rommie from college), team Bahamas! Also loved seeing Freddy Bousquet, his fourth Olympics! Team France!
I also had some fun in the gym today inside the village. I call it the zoo because you see all shapes and sizes of athletic excellence in there. You should see this place, incredible range of athletes all doing their thing. Amazing!
I name drop some famous athletes I met today: Serena and Venus Williams, Andrew Bogut, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, just to name a few.
Opening ceremony tomorrow!!! Well it's 1:30am so it's today!!!!