Sunday, September 11, 2016

Susan Liddle Road to Rio Blog: Great Scott in Control!

So! Scott and I are the odd mile or two from home and what happens today? A shout from the balcony and there is Paul Wilson from no other than Scottish Swimming - it really is a small world. I even think we spotted Forbes (Dunlop) in the stands.

Another proud day as Scott was chosen to be one of the day's referees - A great honour indeed. This saw a very calm and professional Scott in complete control with eyes in the back of his head as in one instance when just about to start a heat he noticed that one of the swimmers who was ready and waiting for the signals still had his headphones on. The matter was dealt with to the delight and cheers of the crowd - Well done Hawkeye!

At the debrief after the finals session Scott opened this with ' excellent session well done' this achieved a huge roar of approval - why you ask as this would be a normal choice of words?  He spoke it in perfect Portuguese no less.  Like we say always learning.

Well done Scott you have made me proud! Oh and by the way you are writing tomorrow’s blog!