Jun 18, 2015

Swim Meet at Bocage

Swim team is back!  This year Cille was almost old enough to participate, so we talked to the coach and she kindly agreed to let Cille give it a try.  We have a new coach this year so it has been a bit of a transition, but the kids have been in the pool working hard and having fun.  Just look at these two cuties...
Cille attended a couple of meets as a spectator before she decided to take the plunge.  The day of our meet at Bocage she proudly told the big kids who have been helping her in practice that she was going to race!  
It was a very exciting time for us all...
Cille has been afraid to jump off the blocks for most of the season.  This meet was no different...
If you look closely at this picture you might notice my hand on Cille's back.  As the countdown began, Cille thought about chickening out.  I placed my hand on her back to stop the retreat, but our spunky friend Caroline was the one who gave Cille that little push that she needed to actually get in the water...
We have splashdown...
And she's off!  One of the coaches kindly swam with her in case she needed help...


And her friends were there to congratulate her at the end of the pool!
I don't know which one was more relieved it was over...
Stella is an old pro by now, albeit one with strange tan lines...
Her dives are looking better this year...

And this is how we kill time between races...
Butterfly time!  I have no idea how she does this...
She might swim faster if she wasn't so worried about looking at the camera...


Seriously?  Quit posing and just swim!

Geez...

One proud little dolphin...

And one worn out little dolphin!  Stella swam 2 relays and three individual events...



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