Gwangju, South Korea- Competing in the World Masters is nothing new for Superior native and swimmer Amy Flessert. But this time it’s in a new setting.
“I am excited, I am going somewhere I’ve never been before. The meet is a little smaller, so maybe a chance I could medal. I think in terms of experience, I think that’s all I’m hoping to get out of this,” said Flessert.
Flessert is in South Korea this week competing in 5 events at the FINA World Masters Swimming Championships. But there’s one event that Flessert is most looking forward to.
“The one I’ve been eyeing up the most is the 200 breaststroke. The fact that medals go to six, and I did notice I’m seeded 8th. So it does make me a little nervous but it is a little incentive to work for,” added Flessert.
Competition is one thing, but Flessert is also dealing with a big difference in time change. A 14-hour difference, which has her taking proper precautionary measures.
“One thing I have learned from experience in a bad way is staying hydrated. If my mouth is dry, I definitely have to be careful about that. So I’m definitely going to make an effort to stay hydrated,” said Flessert.
As Flessert performs on such a big stage, she doesn’t forget about her roots.
“I feel very wonderful about it. I have close contact with my church and I feel pretty excited that my work has really gone above and beyond to support me so far,” added Flessert.