Moore to learn from harsh lessons

  • Learning curve: Maddy Moore has learnt some harsh but important lessons at the Pan American Games

    Learning curve: Maddy Moore has learnt some harsh but important lessons at the Pan American Games


Madelyn Moore says she has learnt some harsh but important lessons after being disappointed with her first Pan American Games.

Moore did not set any personal bests but did reach the B final of the 50 metres freestyle, where she finished sixth in a time of 26.52sec last night.

Although it was an improvement on her time of 26.79 in her 50 freestyle heat in the morning, the 19-year-old admits she had been hoping for more from the meet.

Asked what she had taken from the Pan Am Games, Moore said: I think Ive learnt how to overcome disappointment.

It definitely wasnt one of my best meets and you just have to roll with the punches.

I was definitely down in the dumps a bit after this mornings swim but Ben [Smith, the Bermuda coach] gave me a god pep talk. I didnt PB, but Im happy with it and its probably close to my season best. I cant be unhappy with it.

Moore will have a two-week break before returning to the University of Northern Colorado with renewed determination as she targets qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer.

I have really big ambitions, she said. Tokyo is the goal right now. It will be my second year of university and hopefully it will go a lot better.

Ive realised my turns and my finishes in the 100 free have been sub par. Theres definitely a lot to work on so Im excited.

Its my first Pan Am Games and its been a great experience and really good exposure to high levels of swimming.

It has been a hectic summer for Moore who has competed at back-to-back, high-level events in the World Aquatic Championships in Gwangju, South Korea , and the Pan Am Games.

And she is proud of how far she has come since starting out as five-year-old at the BASA pool at Saltus Grammar School.

I remember when I first started and I was not doing what I was meant to be doing, she said. Theres been a lot to overcome but you have to keep on pushing through.

Ive found it tough over the past few weeks with all the travelling but you have to keep on going because its incredible when you get to the end. [Lima] has been an amazing experience.

Meanwhile, Jesse Washington did not reach the B final in the mens 50 freestyle yesterday. He came eighth in heat four in 23.92.

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Published Aug 10, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 10, 2019 at 12:32 am)

Moore to learn from harsh lessons

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