Monday, July 11, 2011

the REST of the swim season

After a less than stellar start to the season, we (Kendall included) all ended up having a fabulous time.  We just got back from the final meet of the season and I’m so proud of both girls for working hard the last two months.  The only two things I asked of them when they started the season was to try their hardest and to have fun.  Well, they did both those things, but K & B have also both improved their times dramatically and even placed first and second in some of their events.  I couldn’t have asked for anything more from their first year of swim team!

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We have also LOVED our coaches.  They are so great with the kids and push them hard yet are incredibly supportive and encouraging.  They go all out for every swim meet with different costumes for each week’s theme:  hippie, cowboys & aliens, pirates, and rockstars!

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And this morning when we left the house for our final meet, look what we found on our garage door:

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I couldn’t believe they had taken the time to make and deliver those signs for EVERY kid on the swim team!  Now that’s dedication!

Kendall admitted to me about a week into the season that she was really glad she hadn’t quit and that she was having SO much fun.  Of course, I then reminded her to trust me next time because moms are always right!  Kendall and Berkeley are both sad that swim team is over for the year and are already excited for NEXT season! 

2 comments:

Mags [Margaret] said...

What amazing picture, Mere! You are quite the sports photographer! I am very impressed with the wonderful dedication of the swim coaches - wow :)

Marliese said...

Sounds like a great experience--the girls are so savvy diving off the starting block and everything! Good for them...I wish we had something like that in our neighborhood.

Cool pictures, too.