Kerr excited for another shot at Senior Nationals

Skyeler Kerr is ready to prove there truly is no rest for the wicked.

Kerr is set to compete this week in Age Group Nationals from July 27- Aug. 1 but will jump back into the pool in Edmonton four days later for Senior Nationals from Aug. 4-7.

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For the 17-year-old, approaching his third time at senior nationals, there’s only a few lessons from previous years he hopes to carry into 2016.

“Swim fast in the morning,’ he said. “Expect the morning to be quiet, it’s smaller groups. It’s a quiet meet in the morning, but at night it just erupts.”

Along with just four days in between competitions, for the first time Kerr will also swim all four days at senior national in sprint disciplines, the first time he has done so at the national level.

“This is the first time I’m swimming all the days of the meet. I’ve never had enough events to swim all four days of seniors, so I’m really excited for that,” Kerr told the Alaska Highway News last week.

“It’s kind of going to throw my psyche a little bit because now it’s a meet, it’s not a competition where I go and do two events, it’s a four day meet. It’s just [about] getting back into that kind of attacking it like a normal meet.”

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