School Stuff

Language Arts Letter: Anxiety

Hey everybody! I know it’s been a while since I last wrote a post. I’ve been really busy with school projects and swimming. As summer comes along I should be posting a lot more, I promise! Anyway, a month or so ago I wrote an essay for my Language Arts class talking about anxiety. The main story in the essay is from the [...]


Swimming Strokes

North Carolina 2015 Grand Prix Camp

Hey Everybody, Last weekend I attended an elite swim camp in North Carolina. I was invited after winning the State Championship in my 50 Freestyle last short course season. Eleven other boys and 12 girls from Illinois Swimming were selected to also attend the camp. We were also lucky enough to watch the finals of the Charlotte Grand Prix [...]


School Stuff

Michael Phelps Biography

Hi! So, a couple weeks ago I had to write a biography on a person of our choice in writing class for our journalism unit. I’m sure you could guess, since I am a competitive swimmer, of course I picked Michael Phelps! I hope you enjoy. “I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic Team.” He didn’t know that he would become [...]


School Stuff

Personal Essay

Hi Guys, I wanted to share with you an essay that I wrote for a school project a couple weeks ago. It is about water and how it is really important to me. There are also some funny stories included that I hope you will enjoy! WATER By Parker Nolan Do you know how to swim? Swimming is a very important skill all people should know how to [...]


Family Fun

Carmel 2014

Hi Guys! One of the big things that I wanted to tell you about was where I was this past weekend. I was at a very important swim meet all the way out in Indianapolis! It was hosted by the Carmel Swim Club at the IUPUI natatorium. The first thing I wanted to talk about is the pool.The cool thing is that it is one of the fastest pools in [...]


Summer Fun

2013 Long Course State Meet!

Hey guys, I know I haven’t been posting as much in the past couple weeks. It is because I was  really busy training and preparing for the State meet! The meet was July 26-28, so it took up my whole weekend driving there and back, and there and back, and so on. But, it was totally worth it! Let me tell you everything that happened, [...]


Swimming Strokes

State Meet Stats

Hi! Last weekend I had a swim meet. And it wasn’t just an ordinary swim meet, it was the State Championship Meet! What that means is that all the kids in the STATE come to our pool in Chicago to race and I was one of them! Crazy, right? Another thing is that you had to be fast enough to qualify for this meet, so not everybody could [...]


Uncategorized

My Swim Meet

Hi! So last weekend I went to a swim meet at my home pool! It is always fun to have a meet at your own pool because you are used to swimming there and you know your way around.   The events that I swam were 200 Freestyle and  500 Freestyle. Before last weekend, I had not swam those events before, so it was really fun! Also, there [...]


School Stuff

New Year, New Post!

Hi, So, I have been really busy the last few weeks and I haven’t had much time to write a post so I’ll just say it now: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Well, for me that feels like a long time ago, because there has been so much going on with school and swimming practice! Let me start at the beginning. Last weekend was [...]


Random Thoughts

Olympic Fever

Hi! So for the past 3 days I have been watching the Olympic games in London. It is so amazing to see all of the great athletes from around the world compete in London. I am getting even more excited every single minute I watch. I think I am getting a case of Olympic fever! Does anyone know a doctor that can cure this type of sickness?!? [...]