Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ella's Swim Meet Weekend

After missing a meet, Ella was definitely ready to swim the weekend of November 8th and we were all able to go to both days of the meet. Addie and Preston did pretty well sitting for hours and hours by taking turns drawing, doing extreme dot-to-dots and playing on the iPad.
Ella swam so well and improved her times in every race. She got BB times in every event and was SOOO close to Gulf times on her breaststroke and butterfly. Mike and I will be out of town the weekend of the Gulf Champs meet though, so maybe it was for the best she didn't get them yet. I would have felt really bad if she had qualified and then couldn't go.
It was a bit of a smaller meet and that, combined with her great swimming, meant that she earned ribbons in almost every race as well. It has been a very rare occurrence for her to place in the top 8 at meets during the indoor season so she was so excited and proud to have earned so many. The races were fun to watch as well because her seed times usually had her as the top seed in the second heat so she blew away a lot of the other swimmers in her heats.
By the end of the weekend she was tired and happy!
(Saturday she swam the 200 Medley Relay, 100 Breast, 50 Free, 100 IM and 200 Free and Sunday was rough! She swam the 100 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM and 500 Free)
200 Medley Relay
2:29.37, 3rd place
(Ella does the breaststroke portion)

100 Breast
1:38.72 (5th/19)
previous best: 1:44.31

50 Free
35.65 (16th/36)
previous best: 37.20

100 IM
1:29.95 (10th/27)
previous best: 1:34.80

200 Free
2:48.16 (7th/16)
previous best: 3:17.18

Her best placement, aside from the relay, was 5th on the 100 breaststroke.
100 Back
1:29.96 (8th/16)
previous best: 1:40.57

100 Fly
1:31.97 (6th/13)
previous best: 1:42.51

200 IM
3:12.79 (7th/14)
previous best: 3:29.64

On the 500 Free she got
7:38.51 (6th/11)
previous time: 10:02.85
Happy girl with most of her ribbons...we didn't wait around for the last 2

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