Thursday, July 14, 2011

Swim Meet

This past weekend saw us on Friday with our Youngest and his friend camping in the back yard for their Dragon Award at Scouts.  This is where they camp out once each month for a year and of course the summer months are great, I am dreading the winter months though.

Saturday saw us up bright and early (well early) as we were fund raising for our swimming club at the local supermarket by packing peoples bags at the ends of the tills.  We actually raised over £700 but I think most of it was given to us not to pack the bags!!!
Sunday saw us up bright and early (well very early for me as I got up at 5.00am to make dinner for that evening) as it was our Swimming Open Meet.  This was called a "B" Grade for the younger swimmers.  We held this event for the first time last year and the clubs who joined us had such a good time that word got around and we had lots more this year!  It was great fun until the electronic timing board went down half way through the day, which then meant we had to go back to manual timing and input of the data and manual starting!  It was a challenge but we only finished half an hour late which was not too bad.

Our Eldest is far too fast to compete in this competition but Youngest did and won two medals for 100m Free and 100m Breast, but got disqualified in the 100m Back for one extra arm pull!  He was delighted with his medals, especially as last year he did not win anything.  
Unfortunately no pictures of these events due to our privacy laws over here and the photography of children!

Susie x

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