Two of his swim team friends were there, despite their season being over, to show their support and help Herman stay focussed on his workout. Herman is the lone Rocket to qualify for the PIAA State Championships.
Coach Kevin Dawson said it was nice to see his friends there. "Training alone is pretty tough to do."
Tapering is a training technique where practices build to a intense physical peak and then, before competition, the workouts “taper” off to allow the body to be in the best possible conditioning for the goal races.
“Once you get to competition you feel good,” Herman said.