Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Meet of Champs 2015

Saturday, the 28th, was the morning of our division's meet of champs. It was early, but we do early much better than late and were excited! All three kiddos made it to meet of champs in freestyle (the top 8 from each team) and Ella was racing in the other individual events (top 4 from each team) plus her two relays. Addie got bumped out of the breaststroke at our last regular season swim meet which was a bummer, but she was more happy hanging out and playing on the ipad all day anyway :-). Preston and Addie both swam some of their best freestyle races and although Ella didn't swim her very best, her times were still good enough for her to qualify for the All Star meet in every event so that helped her get over her initial sadness. It was a bonus that despite one of the better swimmers in her relay being gone, they still managed to pull off 3rd place in both the free and medley relays which meant they still earned medals. Ella's two fastest friends from her Katy Aquatics group are in division II with us so Ella earned a lot of 3rd places, except breaststroke where she got 2nd by .01 of a second to Hannah. Ahhh! She had fun hanging out with them as they lined up for each race. Kayley and Oliver came to cheer her on for awhile and then Ella chose burgers for lunch so we went to Willie's to celebrate the end of the season and all the kids doing a great job. Only one more summer swim meet to go!
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The kids look forward to Coach Mike dressing up as pirate all year long :-)
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Preston was pumped to go race haha :-)!
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Preston FREESTYLE, lane 6
seed time: 33.12
this race: 33.30 (31st/41)

Next up was Addie girl (in the yellow cap near the pole). Addie swam her seed time at our practice meet and NEVER got close to it again during all the regular season meets, so I was so proud of her for beating it!!! You can totally tell she is giving it all she has :-).
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Addie FREESTYLE, lane 7
seed time: 21.95
this race: 21.73 (tied for 25th/47...
she was actually tied with Ella's friend Megan's little sister funny enough)

And then it was all Ella for the rest of the meet.
with Megan and Hannah
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FREESTYLE, lane 6
seed time: 15.25
this meet: 15.54 (4th/48)

BACKSTROKE, lane 7
seed time: 18.73
this meet: 18.92 (3rd/24)

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IM, lane 3
seed time: 1:23.51
this meet: 1:24.01 (3rd/18)

BREASTSTROKE, lane 4
seed time: 18.92
this meet: 19.58 (2nd/24)
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BUTTERFLY, lane 3
seed time: 16.97
this meet: 18.12 (6th/24)

And lastly, their medley relay. Ella really catches them up on the breaststroke, but it just wasn't enough. We were still excited they got 3rd and earned a medal though.

We ate and then Ella rested up for her long course meet with Katy Aquatics in the morning :-).
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