Monday, August 18, 2014

Summer Splash

We missed the first month of swim team with our trips to North Carolina, South Carolina, and California.

But OH BOY, did OM make up for lost time.

They CRUSHED the summer swim team. 

I mean, these kids are beautiful little fish.

O went from jumping into the water to diving in a month.
 (Remember how scary diving is??)

And both of them went from leisurely swimming down the lane to smoking down the lane, real, real, quick…

We were so impressed with how much endurance and strength they gained and how hard they worked to get there.

This was the first meet. 
See Maya down there talking to Woody?
He was the timer. I was too chicken to time.
Didn't want to mess up.

But it is WARM up here in the stands...

So the next week I agreed to time.
And was A LOT cooler and a lot happier.

Check out my perspective…much better!

This was O before his leg of the relay. He did awesome.

This was another meet, outdoors. 
There are only two outdoor pools in the district, the one OM practiced at and this one.
A very small one with only four lanes.

Either way, being outside in summer is awesome.

Every swim meet except the last one was just two swim teams competing against each other (really, the emphasis is on the kids improving their own times meet after meet and not as much on how they are competing against others).

Last Friday was the last swim practice.
Practice ended a little early so that the kids could design and create a poster to hang at the District Meet where all 7 pools in the district competed against each other.

This is Maya and her friend adding their names to the poster...

There is O back there, on the left.

At the District Meet…our poster was the longest. :)

Some of the Tigers. 

OM and their buddies…their coaches took Sharpies and wrote their Events, Heats, and Lanes on their arms.
I wasn't thrilled with that but that's how these things work...

Ahem. :)

Maya was the top seed in each of her three categories (free style, backstroke and breast stroke). 

She crushed all her races and is the District champ for her three events for girls 6 and under. (Yes she turned 7 two weeks ago but they keep the age you registered at.)


Owen getting ready to crush the backstroke.
He didn't place first but he was 2nd or 3rd for his three events too. 
It was harder to tell with his because there were more kids in his heats and this isn't the Olympics so there was no scoreboard.

Next post I'll have O's event here, the backstroke…

Coming soon. :)

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