Saturday, June 23, 2012

What a Swim Meet!

I'll probably post more on this later, but I can't remember the last time I was so proud of my boys.

Alex had his best meet EVER, winning first place in three events: the medley relay, the freestyle relay, and his individual 25M freestyle. He came in 3rd place in his other two events.

 Ryan was a heat winner, as well, and came in 4th in his relay, and 6th, 7th and 9th in his various individual races.

What's really exciting about this meet is that Alex won points for his team. We've never really won points for the team before this year, and for the past few meets, we've won a  few each time. But Alex won a LOT this time - 16 points total - and that is significant (5 points for each of the two relays 1st place, and 4 for the individual race, as well as 1 point for his two 3rd places).

This was significant on so many levels, but especially because Alex's cousin's birthday party started in the middle of the meet, and he made the decision that he would honor his commitment to the team and stay through to the end.  It would have really sucked if he sacrificed much of the party for a poor performance.

And to make my day even better, I was the tent parent for Ryan's group, and we won the tent decorating contest, supplied entirely by myself and Nicole. We won two big buckets full of cake pops for the 6 & Under Boys. Yay us!

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