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Swim Team

Her Ah Ha Moment

Princess and I were leaving the Y after swim team practice the other night.

She glanced in the pool and saw one of the girls on the swim team in there swimming after everyone had left.

She says in her most accusatory like the girl is doing something wrong tone – “So THAT’S why she’s so good! She stays after everyone else leaves and practices!”

I love to see my  kids have Ah Ha moments :-)

Swim Team

Princess had her first swim team practice last night. Swim team at the Y starts on the first Tuesday of each month. They practice twice a week from 5:40-6:30 p.m. and have a meet with the other YMCAs in town on the 3rd Saturday.

She LOVED it! Her new friend, Nayvee, from volleyball is on the swim team, too, so they had fun together. Basically, they get in the pool and swim – the entire time. The coach says “swim 50 meters back stroke” and they go down and back. Then she gives each of them suggestions on improving their stroke, and they do it again. Then she says “swim 50 meters freestyle” and they do. Lather, rinse, repeat. She did 6 total laps!!! Awesome exercise :-)

Princess is the slowest one by quite a bit, but also the only one who hasn’t been on the team for at least 6 months. She got better each lap with the tips the coach gave her, and with practice, she’ll do just fine. But the best part was that she really liked it, and I like that she’s getting awesome comfy in the water while getting a great workout, too. And, I get to sit in the lobby and watch her through the glass, while reading my Nook – or I can go run the track outside when it’s nice. Win win for everyone.

I’ll try to get some photos of Princess at her first swim meet in her cute orange team swim cap.

Happy swimming!