Thursday, June 11, 2015

Swim meet

Molły had her first swim meet tonight and did fantastic! She's been practicing for about 2 weeks every morning at 8 a.m. and loves it! It's a little bit of a struggle to get her up in the mornings but that's because we're on summer schedule which means no set bedtime. We just take it as it comes. However, once we're in the van she's fully awake and ready. She never wants practice to end and wishes she could go to evening practice as well. One a day is the rule though. 

Tonight's meet was a new experience for all of us. It was a very well organized event and moved rather quickly. Matt's always been concerned that swimming takes up so much time, and I suppose if you do it year round it could. Summer swim is perfect for us. Molły swam in 3 events, 400 medley relay (first leg swimming the backstroke), 25 m freestyle, and 25 m backstroke. She set very reasonable times to try and beat the rest of the season. Freestyle was her best event at 47.31 sec. This is 15 seconds faster than her practice time last week! She swam the backstroke in 53.89 seconds. 

We are so proud of how far Molly has come in these past 2 weeks. She's learning an important life skill, competing against herself (which is good for her competitive nature), and having fun. Her coaches are wonderful and have so much patience with the little ones. Go Creekers! 


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