I was a timer for the first time at this meet. It was pretty boring, but I got to watch the kids up close and even had each of them in my assigned lane at least once. Too bad I couldn't take my camera there because I could have gotten some cool shots! Anyway, here are the stats from this meet:
100 IM - he crushed his old time by almost 8 seconds for a time of 1:45.63. He's now within striking distance of a B time!
50 Free- He shaved off another 2 seconds on this event for a time of 42.96.
50 Breast- Oscar added a couple of seconds to this for a time of 59.92. Still a great time!
50 Fly- While his time of 55.57 wasn't his best, his butterfly really impresses me. He looks great when he's doing it, and when I think that he's only been swimming for just over a year, I'm amazed. He leaves boys twice his size who have been swimming longer in his bubbles!
100 IM- Irene added a couple of seconds, but still did awesome with a time of 1:32.45
50 Breast- Definitely Irene's best event of the day. She took off over 3 seconds for a time of 48.15 and is now less than 1 second away from a BB time. She also won the heat in this event.
100 Fly- Irene was so pumped up after doing this at the last meet, that she asked to do it again. Unfortunately, her time of 1:48.42 didn't beat last time's, but is still gets her the B time!
100 Free- Her time of 1:26.28 isn't her best, but she still did great!
50 Free- he cut off about .5 seconds since last meet for a best time of 47.92!
50 Breast- This was Johan's saddest event of the day (or ever). After diving in, he took 2 freestyle strokes before remembering which event he was in. He kept swimming, but cried the rest of way to the finish. Luckily I happened to be timing in his lane (maybe that was the problem?) so I could comfort him as soon as he got out. Still, it seems that the officials didn't see him and he wasn't DQed! But with all the crying, he added over 10 seconds to his best time. He learned 2 lessons from this race though - 1) always focus on what event you're in, and 2) keep swimming as if nothing happened and maybe you'll get lucky!
50 Back- this was Johan's best of the day. He cut off around 9 seconds for a time of 55:62!
100 Free- this is the second time Johan's done this event, and he enjoys the challenge. Today, though, this was the last event of the meet and his first time doing 4 events. He was beat! He added some time, but his time of 1:54.43 still keeps him under the 2 minute mark!
Below are a few videos, just because the kids like to go back and watch them sometimes. Below is Oscar's 50 free. He is in the middle with the orange cap.
Next is Irene's 50 breast. She's in the middle with the orange cap:
And finally, Johan's 50 back. He's at the top with the orange cap: