Blessing had two meets this week. In the first meet she placed first in the medley relay, second in the free relay, third in butterfly, and sixth in both the backstroke and freestyle races. We won that meet, but it was a close one.
The second meet was Rising Star-an all league meet designed for the slower swimmers. Here she placed tenth in freestyle, 11th in backstroke and second in butterfly. She was disappointed in her free and back placements and I told her that she will still get ribbons for those places and that this was a much harder meet because all the teams send swimmers. Instead of 16-24 swimmers in her age group there are anywhere from 40 to 64 kids in each age group. She was our teams oldest swimmer and we did not have enough kids to do any relays here. Her butterfly age group there were 8 swimmers. She was five seconds behind the first place winner...maybe next year she can be that first place winner.
This will be last post for awhile as i am going on vacation where I will be taking lots of pictures but not editing or posting them.
Our coach had a conflict with this met so his daughter coached the kids. We had about 10 total (some of them were late) so he gave his daughter a chance to coach and she was thrilled. Said it was a dream come true as she wants to be a swim coach for little kids.
In these two shots she is reminding the swimmers that breaststroke and butterfly require a two hand touch with both hands at the same level, touching at the same time. If you touch both hands at the same time but one hand is higher than the other, that is a DQ.
For us, our swim season is now over :(. I think next year we can't go away during the season as Blessing is very disappointed she is missing the last two weeks). I did tell her that she will not miss the team party and she should also be here for when the league goes to a water park-dates for those have not yet been decided, so she still has a couple of team related things to do when we return.
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