So, she was so excited for swim meets to start.
She loves hanging out with her buddies...
If you know our kids, it's quite surprising to see a D kid doing backstroke and doing it pretty well.
Eventually, she got it and discovered/developed a side that I've seen very little of from her...competitiveness. The last few meets, she'd get out of the pool and say, "How many points did I score?" When Daniel would scout the competition and tell her she would be swimming against a fast girl, she'd take all the advice and say, "I bet that girl doesn't know all that!" We'd laugh to see her behind the blocks with a look of concentration. She would then proceed to give it her all in the pool, and that time she was ecstatic to get a blue ribbon. The ribbons weren't always blue, she got a few red and one yellow, but she had a blast doing her favorite thing...swimming!