Saturday, June 14, 2008

Georgia State Games

Today I entered Jared and Ryan into the Georgia State Games for Swimming. I thought this would be a good experiance for them and they could have some fun, without having to worry about getting points for their teams. This was just for them and the State Games are modeled after the Olympic games--including medals for the top three in each event. I saw cars from Fulton and Coweta counties in the parking lot so some folks drove a long way to be there today. Brag alert*** Jared was in four events; 50 Free, 25 Free, 25 Breast, and 25 Fly...he broke all his personal best times today--in ALL four events. He got a Bronze in 50 Free and 25 Breast. In his last event he got a GOLD in 25 Fly. Breast is his favorite stroke, but he really does well in the Fly. Mega Brag alert*** Ryan swam in two events, 25 Free and 25 Back. She blew her past time for Backstroke out of the water by 3 seconds...a 38.39! Amazing for such a little peanut!! Her 25 Free was great, it was her second best time...her all time best time would have put her in third place... she had a bad start off the block and had a hard time hearing the go whistle. I was SO amazed by her today, she was the ONLY 5 year old there and she gave them a run for their money. Sadly she came in 4th in both events (my heart broke for her) but she was a great sport and she learned a lot today.

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