Monday, June 20, 2011

Swim Team 2011

(I started this post last Tues., and I am just now finishing it! This start to our summer has been pretty busy...)We have officially entered our second year of swim team! Go Covington Manta Rays! Last week was the boys' first meet in Jackson. They did great! Jonah is the youngest person on the swim team again this year, and he's making wonderful improvements. (Bless his heart, you should knowhe is like a ROCK, weighing about as much as his big brother, and swimming a race is hard on a little person who's frame is like LEAD. Just try picking him up the next time any of you who know him see'll think LEAD, too. Or maybe you shouldn't try to pick him up. Save your back!) Anyhoo... we had fun at the first meet and just finished our second meet here in Covington tonight. Mimi, my mother, has made it to both meets which has proven extremely helpful with "Miss" Mary Claire running around. Thanks, Mimi!

Ready for their races!

Now, John Owen was built for swimming. He is lovin' swim team! Tonight, as he was completing his freestyle race, his goggles came off of his eyes and were hanging down around his mouth. When I saw them, I was afraid he would stop and "fiddle" with them until he got them fixed, but he didn't! He kept going and finished, winning second place in the race! I was so proud! Good job, John Owen!
John Owen after completing his first 25m freestyle race in Jackson.

Jonah is on the platform and ready for the start of the race!

Jonah completed his first ever backstroke race at the last meet.
 He amazes me! 5 years old and swimming with the "big boys".

John Owen swimming the backstroke race

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