University of New Mexico Mens Basketball Bahamas Tour Day 8 David Kanyinda

June 1, 2007

By David Kanyinda

Looks like I get to wrap things up on this trip. I did not want to leave and I was not looking forward to this long flight back. Going through customs in the Bahamas was ridiculous. The lines were sooo long. Darren and I were in line and we were hungry, hot and tired. It made it very frustrating, but we made it through and everything was OK.

A lot of people have asked me about learning how to swim so, here is what happened. Faris and I were hanging out in the pool and he said, Hey, lets take care of this swimming thing right now. Right when he said that, two six-year-olds came swimming by and they were killing it. They were nasty swimmers. Tony started making fun of me and he was like, Those little six-year-olds can swim and you cant. So now I am thinking, OK I have to learn how to swim. Especially after the boat accident, I needed to learn how to swim.

Faris basically told me to put my head down, move my arms and kick my feet. I started doing what he said and before I knew it, I was swimming. It certainly wasnt pretty, but at least now I can look at people and tell them that I can swim. He worked with me in the pool for a while and I got better and better as time went on. He was an excellent teacher.

I have to say this week has been one of the best vacations I have ever had. I have never been to a tropical place like this and everything about the Bahamas was incredible. The scenery and the beaches were amazing, the people were cool and except for the whole boat accident, I had a lot of fun. I went snorkeling, I swam with sharks and did some things on this trip I will never forget.