This past weekend was our championship, and final meet, of the swim season. First I would like to say how mind-blowing it is to think that I am half way done with my college swimming career already. But mostly I would like to comment on how rough it is to get caught up on school work. Luckily while I was gone I missed tests in two classes. Most people are confused when I express how glad I am I missed tests rather than lectures, but if you think about it missing a test is the best option. Yes, it does stink that you have to find a time to come in and take it on your own but when you are gone you don’t miss any new material. When you miss a lecture you miss everything the professor had to say for that day, and no matter how great the notes you borrow are, you will never know everything that is said. The amount of time it takes to get all the information from a missed lecture is so much longer than it takes to make up a test. Even with two of my four classes having tests I still am working on making up the two lectures. But by far the worst thing to make up is a lab! They are so hard to arrange because you cannot do it on your own, you need a professor at some point. Unfortunately, I missed my most intensive lab class, and I am still trying to figure out how to make it up. Basically the moral of the story is, don’t miss class unless you really need to, because making it all up is hard work.