Saturday, 27 February 2010

swimming carnival & zone

This week has been a pretty full on week.....
The kids had their school swimming carnival on Tuesday. They both swam really well. Shanice missed her 50m freestyle heat and so did connor which i was a little disappointed with as freestyle is their best strokes. But they both went in their breaststroke heats.
Shanice did 1.02 which put her in second for her age group and saw her qualify for zone. I was over the moon. All that hard work and training was starting to pay off.
I love Connor's enthusiasm...... he loves going in all the races and doesn't care what his results are, he just loves to give it a go. And he did so well.

So, Thursday saw me at the pool again - all day (including getting sunburnt). and just for one race, but it was a great day.
Shanice's race was on at about 11am. and i was so fired up to cheer her on, but didn't want to too much as it would psych her out. She was in Division 2 (for all the kids that came second at their school carnivals).
Well.......... i had the biggest proud mummy moment that i had to walk away so i would cry in front of everyone. SHE CAME FIRST!!!!!!! We checked her time at the end of the day and she did a 1.0077 which was 2 seconds off her best time. AND she came 5th overall, beating 4 of the division 4 girls and all the girls in her heat. We were over the moon and so, so proud.
She had to wait the rest of the day out as she had then been put into the 11 year girls relay doing the breaststroke leg. I didn't check her time, but i'm sure she swam faster again.

So, yep, I'm one very proud mum at the moment.

playing with Britney & Hunter before her race

Diving into her heat

Breaststroke leg of the 4X50m 11 year girls relay

Besides swimming this week I've been getting a bit creative, with lots of project on the go all at once. It seems i cant finish one thing before i start on another before i loose the idea.
Of course this means that everything else is suffering too, but i should be finished soon and things can get back to normal.

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