22 Thoughts About Cooking on Training Trip

Photo Courtesy: Cary Bass-Deschenes

By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern

In my opinion, one of the worst parts of training trip (besides, of course, waking up at an ungodly hour, 5+ hours of practice a day, and really hard training) is having to cook for yourself.

Here are thoughts you have while cooking during training trip:

  1. I’m going to make a list.
  2. I’m going to check it twice.
  3. He’s making a list, and checking it twice…
  4. Clearly I needed a longer Holiday break.
  6. I’m also exhausted.
  7. The last thing I want to do right now is cook.
  8. Actually, I’d rather cook than swim.
  9. I low-key miss the dining hall.
  10. Having food ready for me is so nice.
  11. I hope we have enough food.
  12. Probably should’ve gotten more.
  13. Definitely should’ve gotten more Oreos.
  14. Is this even going to taste good?
  15. Honestly, I’m so hungry I don’t even care.
  16. Pasta.
  17. Pasta.
  18. More pasta.
  19. Not sure how much longer I can survive off of Oreos and pasta.
  20. I should probably mix in a vegetable.
  21. Baby carrots count, right?
  22. I should really go on Top Chef.

All commentaries are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Swimming World Magazine nor its staff.



  1. Susan L. Lansbury

    Marie Swisher….remember the grease in Ft Lauderdale?

Author: Chandler Brandes

Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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