Monday, November 9, 2015

Our Little Swimmers are Getting Faster!!

heat winner!!
This Fall after summer swim ended, we moved the children over to a new swim league.  Though the Birmingham Swim League helped them build endurance, we felt that they needed more individual attention with stroke, diving and technique.  We decided on Magic City Aquatic League, which practices at Samford under Coach Cal.  He has been coaching children for over 20 years, so we hoped that the move would be beneficial.




biggest swim meet, all lanes were being utilized

Zac, Luke and Pres in between events
sweaty, dirty baby was bored silly at swim meet
The kids were hesitant at first, and actually disliked practices because he was pushing them harder than their previous coach.  But after they both tried new events and improved with the events that they were accustomed to swimming - I think they started to see the benefits.  Unfortunately Steve was away hunting during their first big meet with MCAL, but I was SUPER proud of them!! 

It was a long weekend (arriving at 7:30 and not leaving until after noon both days), but with them each swimming 8 events, the meet went by fairly quickly for everyone but Walker.  Poor guy was drug along on Saturday and was bored within the first 30 minutes.  It was super hot, there was nothing for him to do except get pushed around in his stroller.  I guess after several hours of extreme boredom, he just caved and took a nap.  Thankfully, his Mimi and Papa kept him on Sunday.
heat winner too!

Bennett

6/13/2015 6/23/2015 7/7/2015 7/10/2015 7/27/2015 8/2/2015 9/27/2015 10/2/2015 11/7/2015
28.89 26.86 23.95 26.94 27.03 24.91   25.66 26.84
34.05 31.81   35.39 33.87   35.16 28.78 28.83
44.76 DQ 41.25 44.27       39.31 33.68
38.76           34.54   34.18
1.02.33         54.7 1.01.64   1.01.31
                58.97
                1.15.71
152.2           DQ 156.4  
                2.07.5

Preston

 
6/13/2015 6/23/2015 7/7/2015 7/10/2015 7/27/2015 8/2/2015 9/27/2015 10/2/2015 11/7/2015
24.86 19.98 21.1 25.71   23.2   20.62 21.85
30.21 26.4 27.48 28.5   26.09 31.94 24.91 25.12
        37.35 39.18   40.72 37.51
31.46 28.46   31.51   DQ 29.21 31.63 27.49
          55.99 53.83   47.05
                55.88
                1.04.75
          2.24.74 DQ 2.29.32 DQ

 

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