It was Ethan's first meet (Miles swam in the Summer Games last year) and he was super nervous, but he did SO good. Since I am now using my blog as a journal/scrapbook (I just got my blog books from the past 2 years and they look great), I am going to record the kids times. Ethan swam 2 relays and the 25 free (33.33) and the 25 back (31.85). I am so excited about those times - his backstroke is faster than his freestyle (I was like that as a kid too!) Miles strongly dislikes backstroke - he hates that the water comes up his nose (I have tried to teach him how to swallow water that comes up his nose and he looks at me like I am crazy:) - so it is fun to have a kid who likes (and is good at) the funnest race there is. Here is a picture of Ethan showing off his event numbers that the coaches wrote on his arm.
And here is a clip of his backstroke race - he was the only 7-8 year old boy so they made him swim with the girls and he still did great! He is in the last lane - also if you look closely, you can see him put on his goggles near the start of the race - yep, he forgot to put them on before the race started.
Miles ended up swimming 3 individual events and 2 relays - he swam the 50 free (59.49), 50 back (1:10.27) and the 50 breast (1:25.18). I had signed him up to swim the 100 I.M. instead of the breaststroke, but there was a mix up - so he swam the breaststroke. Last summer, Miles was disqualified in every breaststroke race so I was quite nervous, but he is a great little breaststroker now.
I wish I had got a video of the breaststroke, but since I didn't think he was swimming it I didn't have my camera with me (he barely made the race as it was). Here is Miles 50 free race.
It was hot today so the girls and I tried to stay in the shade - here are some cute shots of the girls. It seems like every time I take a picture of Piper, she has something in her mouth. This time it was a water bottle lid (she also enjoyed the landscape rocks that were right next to us).
Paige has a huge smile - sorry about the cut-off head. It is harder than it looks to take a picture without being able to see the screen.
Abby was soaked by the end of the meet - she snuck into the wading pool and "ran" laps. I was as sad as she was when they made her get out - I need to suggest they get a park next to the pool for the little kids.