The Spartan Splash: Blog 10 - Amy Friedhoff

Amy Friedhoff is one of six freshmen on the 2008-09 San Jose State University women’s swimming and diving roster. The native of Federal Way, Wash., primarily swims the distance freestyle events, and currently has the fastest times in the Western Athletic Conference in the 500, 1000 and 1650. She is majoring in environmental studies.

San Jose State is now 13-1 with a 13-meet winning streak, heading into the final stretch of the regular season that will see the Spartans host top rivals for three consecutive Saturdays. First up is Cal State Bakersfield this week on January 24, beginning at 1:00 p.m. from The Aquatics Center on campus.

Blog Entry #10 (Thursday, January 22)
Freshman Amy Friedhoff

When the San Jose State campus was virtually deserted of students over break, besides a few other sports teams present, the SJSU swim team was going full force and putting their best effort into accomplishing two weeks of amazing workouts. Each day consisted of two-hour double workouts, with weights thrown in every other day. It was grueling, to say the least, but the spirit of the team definitely kept the girls moving forward. Each and every one of us has our own individual goals for the WAC Championship, along with one major central goal: winning WAC. The training we just survived over the last two weeks is vital to the success of these dreams, which is why every single team member put 110% into every practice.

Over the course of the next three weeks, we compete against Cal State Bakersfield this coming Saturday and WAC foe, Nevada, the next week, followed up with Fresno State. All of these meets will help us prepare even more for WAC, allowing us to get into a “race” mode. Nearing the end of the season is always fun, because that means only one thing...taper! Taper is probably the highlight of any swimmer’s training. For sprinters, it’s amazing, but not really that much of a change for the distance group...unfortunately for my d-group training partners and I, yet it is still fun!

So in a month’s time, be prepared to watch San Jose State women’s swim and dive make it into the SJSU record book, because we are bringing everything we have, and leaving nothing behind. WAC is going to be a highly stress-filled, intense meet and this team is looking to put their mark on it.


2008-09 Spartan Swimming & Diving Blog Entries
September 26 - Tarolyn Robertson, Senior
September 26 - Heather Denman, Freshman
September 30 - Megan Mills, Freshman
October 7 - Katey Nelson, Senior
October 15 - Meghan McCurley, Sophomore
October 30 - Lauren Mar, Senior
November 5 - Amy Friedhoff, Freshman
December 2 - Erin Garcia, Junior

January 9 - Macky-Ladd, Sophomores

January 15 - Macky-Ladd, Sophomores

January 22 - Amy Friedhoff, Freshman