Saturday, December 12, 2009

First Swim Meet

I am an incredibly proud parent today: Kel participated in his first competitive swim meet and did an amazing job. At 5 years old, he was two years younger than the next youngest group of swimmers, so had to compete against the 7 and 8 year old boys. He held his own in Freestyle and Backstroke, didn't do too badly in Breaststroke, and could certainly have used some extra help in the old Butterfly. But then, who couldn't? And it was so sweet the way that everybody would applaud when he came into the wall. He's hyped up and ready to do it again as soon as possible. I think he's found his athletic calling.

Here's our little swimmer. This is his team suit, a size too big because it was crazy expensive compared to his normal practice Speedos and I didn't want to risk him outgrowing it this season and having to buy a new one. A bit baggy, but it works.

That's Kel's coach lining the boys up for their next race. Behind Kellan is Lleyton, a good friend of his from school. It was Lleyton's mom who encouraged us to have Kel try out for SUSA. I didn't think that he was quite ready yet. Apparently, I was wrong.

Breaststroking down the pool.

In between races, the boys hung out over on the team bleachers. Kel was tired!

An exhausted boy getting dressed after the meet. Nic is putting on the old wool socks.

Goofy tired grin :-)

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