Sunday, July 31, 2011

We Interrupt This Blog...

....For swimming updates.....

Yes swimming....

The last two days have been filled to the brim and overflowing with swimming and more swimming! 

This son of ours.....

Not only coaches swimming for our swim team....

(Yes, the girls do love him)....

But he too swims.....

This past weekend was the annual 16 team swim meet at the University of Virginia. 

Our little country swim team came in 2nd again this year.

Unlike the other 15 teams in the league, we do not have our own pool but have to borrow two different pools to use for practice and a third pool 40 minutes away for our 'home' meets.

We are a country team and we may not have our own pool but we are mighty!  We are one of the youngest teams in the league but the other teams quake when we step up on the blocks! 

This year, during the regular season, we came within 20 points of unseating the team that has stood at the top of the league for over 20 years.  TWENTY POINTS!!

Despite not having our own pool.  Despite being a country team from the wilds.  Despite little funding and shallow pockets.

Our kids rock and this weekend I thoroughly enjoyed sitting back and watching them swim their hearts out.

And my sweet son Ben was by far my favorite swimmer to watch!!  He had amazing races and he made this Mama very proud!


  1. How fun! Congratulations to the team.

  2. Outdoor swim meets! Up here in Maine, that happens only once a year. It looks wonderful!

    Congratulations! I always thought B must swim fly or breaststroke. He has that triangular build. Way to go!

  3. Handsome son! I bet the little girls he teaches DO love him!


  4. You go Ben!! From a former swim team gal, now adoptive mama. Keep up the good work :)
    Mrs. DV

  5. your son & his team swim with heart!

  6. i can see why the girls adore him congrats ben


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