Congratulations Coach Malena!!!
Coach Malena Lair Ferrari has earned the Argentinian Heracles National Record Award
Subject: Thank you for everything
I hope all is well. Hope winter classic went well and that the start of holiday training is going well.
We are only the second day into the meet and let me tell you it hurts! Every single swim hurts and is hard. I'll update you on my swims at the end of the meet.
I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me in the past 10 years.
Every practice where you kicked my butt, asked me to go faster, asked me to give you two extra dolphin kicks, asked me not to breath in the red, made me build lactic acid to just push me harder once I hit that point, for every pull up you assisted me to do, for every Grand Prix and Jr. Nationals you traveled with me to, for all the early morning workouts, trying to get me to like running, helping me in the gym while in college, your pep talks, your challenging warmup intervals, etc
You have always believed in me and encouraged me. You never gave up on me no matter how stubborn I got or how frustrated you got with me.
You were the one who kept encouraging me to look into swimming in Argentina and like everything it took me a while but I finally did and for insisting I thank you.
You, and my team in Argentina have been the two components that have kept me swimming through college all the way up to today.
Last night I received the Heracles award and was inducted into Argentinas hall of honor for the national records that I help set in 2015 and all my contribution to Argentina swimming. This is not something I would have ever expected to accomplish. The only person other then my family that I can thank for this accomplishment is you! For never giving up on me, motivating me and trying to keep me on track.
This is a great way to start finishing my swimming career.
I will continue to fight through this meet and give it my all.
I know I was not an easy swimmer to have and for never giving up on me and continuing to insist I Thank you Rory!
All the best.
With much love,
Malena Lair Ferrari
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