We are currently in the frosty grasp of a cold front and it was
Her first heat was the 50, fly. As I watched her waiting behind the block I could tell she was cold. Once she finally climbed on to it and waited for the starting whistle I knew she had to be freezing. Once she hit the water i have no idea what happened but she shaved, 19+ seconds off of her time and came in second. It was amazing. No one shaves 19 seconds off in one heat. Apparently she nejoys swimming in the cold as this was her M.O. all day.
She finished her next heat first, which was 200 free and them she placed as an alternate in the IM.
She was invited back tonight. The whole drive there in the car her mouth just wouldn't stop. The chatter was mind blowing and when I asked her if she was nervous she said, Yes! Well it didn't show because kidlet took a silver medal in the fly and a gold medal in the free. With her teeth chattering and her knees knocking from the cold she pulled down deep and swam like I have never seen her. Even her coach walked over to her lane and was rooting for her. Everyone was screaming her name...they have no clue they can't hear a word. She can't make out the boards if she is too far away and tonight was one of those nights. She knew that she was neck and neck with the girl in the next lane so she didn't know until I told her, that she was 1st. Her smile lit up the sky.
|Meeting the Jamaican Olympic swimmer|
|Yiks I feel bad but I have no idea who this Clare is only that she was a gold medal winner for the US swim team.|
|That's quite a gangly dive you have there, kid|
|But who cares this is the fly and you haved, no make that hacked, those 19 seconds off of your time|
|Tonights gold medal swim See, that girl next to her was neck and neck with her. it was so close right to the end.|
|My latest obsession, capturing the flip. I have but it isn't the kind of photo Lily would want posted.|
|Leaving the turn|
|Some of her teammates this evening.|