Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday September 17, 2011 First Swim Meet of the School Year

So, the girls had their first swim meet for the school year.  It's hard to believe that Ashlyn only learned to swim almost three months ago.  She's still struggling with endurance and takes a little over a minute to swim one lap (25 meters).  But I am happy to say she wasn't the only one at the meet that struggled, so I found myself cheering on quite a few other little ones.  She was so excited that she didn't even care which place she got!  Kaylyn on the other hand was way too competitive again.  She was very good while on the summer swim team, but now that she's back with the school, it's all about winning again.  She's very good, but needs to work on not looking to see where the other swimmer's are and also not being afraid of hitting her head on the wall while doing the backstroke.  While she was in the lead, this caused her to slow down  and get third.  We're still very proud of her and we try to use constructive criticism with positiveness, but she gets upset.  I wish she had Ashlyn's happy go lucky attitude and not care what place she gets.  Kaylyn raced 2 medley races and 3 individual races, including an IM (all the strokes going 4 laps).  She was pretty tired at the end of the was Ashlyn since she did 2 individual and one relay.


  1. Go Girls!!! You guys would probably swim circles around my boys!

  2. Love these!! The girls are too cute in their bathing suits!! I wonder where Kaylyn gets her competitive attitude from ;-). Love you guys!!!