GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. It's not everyday that an athlete says, “I’m going to make school history today,” but for one D- 51 Griffins swimmer, that’s pretty much what's on the schedule for this weekend at the Grand Junction Invite.
“The IM is going to be butterfly to backstroke, breath stroke, and then finally freestyle and then the other race is just going to be the 100 butterfly,” said Sam Jordan.
Grand Junction High School senior, Sam Jordan has been training all year for his chance at nabbing the 200 IM and 100 butterfly records set by the Walton brothers back in 2007.
Sam has gotten dangerously close to those record-breaking times, coming up .2 seconds over in 54.32 second record in the 100 fly just a couple weeks ago.
On Saturday, he’ll have home pool advantage.
“With this meet this weekend being in our home pool, sleeping in our own beds, we're going to be really comfortable and pretty poised to make that hopefully,” said D-51 Griffins’ Head Coach, Cody Spencer.
Now it's all about getting the nerves under wraps off the block.
“It’s an extreme adrenaline rush and your heart is in your throat. I’m about throw up and just in preparation mentally for my race,” said Sam Jordan.
No doubt, this weekend will be a test, but Sam says he’s ready.
“I’m going to leave everything in the pool. I’m not going to have any regrets,” said Sam Jordan.