Q&A with junior Alexandra Trobe

Feb. 24, 2012

This week, Air Force women's swimming & diving is competing at its long awaited Mountain West Conference (MW) meet which will mark the end of their season. While there are a few swimmers hoping to qualify for additional meets after conference, this event will clearly show how hard these ladies have been training. As the team assembles in Oklahoma City, Okla., at their usual Mountain West Championship location, the team is expected to perform with best times that will redefine their academy records. Prior to departure, athlete Alex Trobe, a third-year Falcon swimmer, was able to respond to a few questions from C2C Katrina Castellanos.

What is the significance and meaning of this year's Mountain West Conference?

This year's Conference will be very exciting since it will be our first all-women's conference meet. In terms of significance, this meet indicates the strength and depth of the team along with how far we have come. From a broader view, it is a celebration of how well everyone has been doing. I know we will do great!

While at Conference what goals does the team have as a whole?

As a whole we are turning over a new leaf and our team is the fastest that it has ever been in years. The level of adrenaline and confidence we have going into this meet is incredible and we are all very excited to perform. Overall we wish to improve our team's standing at conference, have more swimmers qualify for finals, and break some school records.

What events will you swim at Conference?

At Conference I will be swimming a few sprinting events which include the 50, 100, and 200 yard Freestyle.

Prior to races what rituals or preparation do you go through?

I typically like to pick out a catchy song or listen to anything else that can pump me up. This is usually the best way I can convert my nervousness into positive energy. From here, depending on the race, I will either do a long or short warm up in order to loosen up the muscles. One of the biggest aspects of being a swimmer is all about the right mindset and feeling good. This is all fairly easy to do with a proper warm up, a great team for support, and an awesome new suit to race in.