Rosie asked me to video her swimming the I.M. so I did and was so glad that I did as she came in first. She swims with mainly 9-10 yr olds in competition and even though she is pretty fierce in the water when it comes to placing for medals she rarely does. Thankfully she understands why. As is often the case for her she won her heat but this time she actually went on and placed for the event. She was so happy. She managed to get herself a "B" time and whacked 18.46 seconds off of her previous time. Look at my tiny girl go. I cannot believe her daddy never watches her.
Lily's next event was the 100 I.M. so it seemed only sensible to video her also, so I did. She also won her heat, placed 8th overall out of 40 swimmers and shaved 10.18 seconds off. C-R-A-Z-Y. I am so proud of them. They work SO hard for these goals. Rosie really tore things up yesterday she even pulled off 5 events which is unheard of in her age group but due to the met being rained out on Saturday she had events to make up. Her very last event was the 50 breast and even though that is one of her strongest strokes and the one that has her ranked nationally I wasn't too sure if she had any reserves left. I made sure she drank and stayed hydrated but food and Rosie, especially if she is nervous, are not a great combo. I went so far as to take them to the concession stand and she chose a bag of popcorn Lily ordered this massive, bacon, cheese, and egg bagel, the thing was bigger than her head. Most swimmers would sink with that on board but not my girl it was exactly what she heeded to fuel her for her 500 free. A "snack" and a drink and back in the water. It was pretty fast paced yesterday.
These photos make me giggle
|On your marks|
|Get set, (and she pulls higher out of the water)|
|On your marks|
|get set, and she raises up also.|
Lily infomred me that that was a terrible start and that she lost a tonne of time by coming up out of the water that much.
|I just love the splash in this shot. She literally cuts through the water|
|This is how the Pickle looks when she hasn't spotted me across the pool.|
|And a split second later, when she has. Funny girl.|
|Some of the team.. Lily was waiting at the blocks for an event.|
|exiting the cool down pool.|
|Why yes I did just kick some arse, why do you ask?|
|The small but mighty breast stroker. She placed in that event also|
|Cool down laps|
|Back stroke. Not a favourite but yet yesterday she owned it.|
|in the zone.|