This mornings swim meet went swimmingly for a certain swimmer.
I managed to force myself out of my lovely warm bed at 5.30 and roused both girls and we headed out to the meet. It was still pretty chilly for us at that time of day and warm ups started at 7.30 so the coaches wasted no time getting them straight into the heated pool.
|No, I do not know which one is Lily. She is one of the ones in black.|
|Immediately after warm up they got their instructions from the big boss man.|
|Last minute instructions before the race.|
|Well, I can't not post her photo too!|
In the 11 yr old group (she's only 10) her times are
200m free 2:52.52 needs 2:38.39 FGJO (Junior Olympics)
100m fly 1:40.15 needs 1:27.09 FGJO
50 m breast 49:02. needs 43:49 FGJO
50m free DQ DQ doesn't mean Dairy Queen it means disqualified. OUCH.
|I love seeing her on the diving block waiting for the whistle|
|First race of the day|
|I wonder what she is thinking cos that's a funny face.|
|And last but not least, my favourite, fly.|
December and both girls are in it. Egads.
I found out a little while ago from the team Mum that Lily placed 6th overall in Fly! WTG Lilipop. Now Lily will tell you there were 42 swimmers and that means she beat one in every 7 swimmers. Why this is important I have no idea but if you are Lily you need the specifics. Crazy girl. ( Last night, Monday, Coach Vlad called me aside and told me he didn't realise Lily was only 10. Lily has made it into the advanced team 8 months early. He truly thought she was 11 that's howcome she was swimming out of her age group in the meet. THen I heard the words Mothers don't want to hear, Lily has potential as a swimmer. OH Gawd. This isn't Olympic standard stuff this is for High school and for college scholarships etc. Since Vlad saw her competitiveness come out this past weekend at the meet and now knows what she has hidden up her sleeve he is going to be pushing her hard. Poor kid! Who am I kidding, kidlet loves her some competition. The good thing about Flying Fish is Coach Andrew does not believe in swimming twice a day for kids of this age and level, he gets kids into the Regionals and Nationals with only training once a day and they have better times than the ones who swim morning, noon and night.)