After weeks of swim team practice, every single day (M-F), we finally had our first meet this past Saturday. This is what our Saturdays will consist of for the next 6 weeks. All of the hard work and effort payed off. Kaylee and Jake surprised the heck out of me and did AWESOME! I knew that they could swim, but I was wondering how competitive they would get with it all. They loved it and completely grasped the idea of racing and trying to win ribbons. It was so much fun to watch and be a part of.
Here is Jake diving for the 100 Freestyle Relay. Their team got first place. (You can see Drew and Casey cheering him on in the background)
Jake - 25 yard Freestyle - he got a third place in the overall stroke.
Jake - 25 yard Backstroke.
Kaylee's game face. I didn't know she had it in her!
Kaylee - 25 yard Backstroke.
Kaylee - 25 yard Breastroke. This is her favorite event. She is great at it. This was my favorite event back in my swimming days (forever ago), so it's fun for me to see her do so well. She got first place in her heat and third in the overall stroke.
Here she is after her Breastroke. She wasn't going to get out of the pool until I told her what place she got. I didn't know she could be so competitive. I'm glad they both are enjoying it so much. After the very first day of practice, she came home upset and didn't want to go back at all. I told her she couldn't give up after one day! Not everyone is great at things after trying one time, so she agreed to try again. I'm sure she's proud of herself now and glad she didn't give up. They both are learning what hard work is all about! Good job. We are so proud of you Kaylee and Jake!