09 May 2010

splish splash

I hope all you mothers out there had a wonderful Mother's Day! I had blueberry pancakes and hugs for breakfast. :)

Yesterday was the Swim-a-Thon and I am reporting back to say that all the kids rocked that pool! We got there early in the morning, around 7:05 and the elite kids had already been swimming for awhile. They are so mind-blowingly fast (two of the girls went to the last Olympic Trials), that 200 laps is not even a workout, so after they did their 200, they had practice.
Next up, the middle kids went. #1 Son was a part of this group. He did his 200 laps in about an hour and a half and was off eating pancakes and waiting for his brother to start.
Then the Bear was up. He swam the full 2 hours allotted, and ended up with 172 laps. He was so disappointed; he badly wanted to do the whole 200. I know he would have kept going if they had allowed him to, but rules are rules! As we kept telling him, 172 is a whole lot of laps for a guy who has just turned 7 (and did 106 last year). But he wanted the 200 lap pin. Next year!
Bear got out of the pool pretty cold and got a hug from his big brother who was cheering him on and bringing Gatorade during his swim.
It was great fun to see all the kids putting so much hard work in. A couple of them had been ill the night and/or day before, but wanted badly to come anyway, and come they did! That's team spirit for you, eh?

Many thanks to those kind souls sponsoring my boys. We all appreciate it more than you know! :)

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Blogger JelliDonut said...

Congrats to your guys. What a super job they did!

5:42 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Congratulations to your family of swimmers!!! My stepdaughters were great swimmers, winning state championships several times. The younger one had a coach who had coached an Olympic swimmer and was encouraging her to go that route - but she thought it over and decided she wanted to "have a normal childhood". They both were offered athletic scholarships for college - but were both sick and tired of swimming by the time they graduated high school. Lucky for us, they also were offered academic scholarships (especially that one year when they were BOTH in college - yikes!).

6:21 AM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

Older brother is so sweet! And that is a whole lotta laps for the little guy. Congratulations to both of them. :)

4:26 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Wow - congratulations to both of them!

9:08 PM  

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