2018 proved to be an exciting swim season for our little Drafts fish.
This is the first year that all of our people have not been in the pool at swim practice - Pryce had football practice, Maddox wasn't cleared because of her recent surgery and Chapman is too little - but our three fish who did swim represented our team well!
Maryn came with her own cheering section! One of her favorite people in the world, Brittany, came to watch her swim in the meets.
And Maddox didn't miss a beat....just because she wasn't swimming didn't mean she was going to miss out on all of the fun. She joined us and ran around all evening with her friends!
Her first time of the season was 1.51....her final time of the season was 45.1....she was amazing!
MK is our social butterfly. Though she is shy at first to anyone she meets, once she warms up, she is all in and flitting from place to place to chat with her crew. Not only does she adore those that swim on her team, she loves getting to see and support her friends who swim for other teams.
Chapman was a good supporter for the team....she attended a few practices and most of the potluck dinners....dessert was hands down her favorite part!
Our city does a meet called the Divisional Meet. It is held in our local aquatic center, in a very large pool - much larger than the one in our neighborhood - and it is super loud as the sounds/cheering echoes all around....Maryn is only 5 and I was a bit concerned about how she was going to react to all of the noise and the new pool....parents aren't allowed on the pool deck so she had to handle this all on her own. Thankfully, she did amazing! She found me in the stands, and during one of her events, she grabbed the lane rope, turned up and searched the stands for me, waved and gave the biggest smile ever, and then sped off to win the event!
Our girl was given the "greeter" award by her coaches. Maryn would always jump in with the biggest smile, swim for a moment, grab the rope and wave to us, and then continue down the pool.
Awe, my guy is all grown up.
He finished out his 11th swim season and tolerated each of the morning practices. He swam his heart out during the meets and was so fun to talk to. Proud of this guy!
Backstroke is her jam. She was always first in our division for backstroke and she finished 6th out of all of the 11/12 year old girls in our area of the state. She had so much fun, rocked her new flip turns, socialized with her girls, cheered for her team, and loved every moment of her time in the pool.
So fun! Cannot wait until next year - swim season is a favorite in our home!