Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer League Swim Meet

Abbey, John and Daniel
Our 2011 Amberjacks (our swim team's name)
Tuesday nights you can find our family at a summer league swim meet somewhere in our city. This has been part of our summer tradition for the past 19 years.  We've watched all of our children from the time they were little 6 and unders, who would start heading down the pool doing backstroke, get turned around and head back to the blocks, (this actually happened to Anna), to the time when they were basking in applause as they swam their last meet. Of course, that is only the older three, we still have 3 more to go!

This year is no different. We love our neighborhood pool, and enjoy watching the kids swim. John is the head coach. Daniel and Abbey are both on the team.

With Aimee, the assistant coach

Giving his pre-meet pep talk

At all of our home meets, the kids march in...

they all gather around the diving boards...

and cheer. Then Daniel gets up on the board...

and does...
 a painful belly flop!

 And the kids go crazy!

 During the meets,

Abbey plays with friends,
until it's time to swim.

No more belly flops for Daniel...

Waiting to swim

And Elijah??

Just look for the pretty young girl and there he will be!

Nana and Grandaddy always try to come to at least one meet.

I love summer league swimming, good thing, too, because by the time Elijah gets to his final meet, we will have had kids on the swim team for 32 years! Amazing, isn't it??


1 comment:

  1. What a fun way for you guys to spend Tuesday nights. And wow, 32 years? Pretty amazing!