go Dolphins!

Chloe is on the Dry Diggins Dolphins swim team this year.

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(so is her cousin Abby)

She started out in the juniors class, because she couldn’t swim accross the pool without stopping yet – which is the requirement to be on the competing part of the team.  Actually she was basically a non swimmer when she started in May.  I figured that she would just be in Junior Dolpins all this year and maybe next year get to the point where she could swim the 25 yards required.

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Well surprise to me – seemingly overnight practically it all came together for her and she swam the 25 yards half way through June!  WOW, I was so amazed and proud to watch my little girl swimming accross the pool unaided, and not even looking like it was hard!  I guess the coordinating of the side breathing, kicking and arms all came together and she took off!  So a week ago she moved up to the regular 6 and under class, and last Saturday she competed in her first swim meet!  WOO HOO!

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(hey I just noticed that she is standing by the 6 1/2 marker and she is 6 1/2 years old! – fun)

She was SO nervous.  But for the little kids they will let a coach swim along side if necessary, and that was all the support she needed, and she did it!  She competed in 3 races.  A freestyle relay, a freestyle race and a backstroke race, she only needed the coach in the water for the freestyle, she loves the backstroke.  And guess what? – she came in FIRST place for the backstroke!!!   She got fourth place in the other two races too!!  So amazing.

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It really threw her out of her comfort zone moving up to the competitive class, but she did it!  I think she had fun at the meet.  I enjoyed it too.  And it gave me a chance to pull out my face paint and tatoo everyone with the dry diggins dolphins logo!!  GO CHLOE!!!   Needless to say Scott is one proud Daddy too. 🙂

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5 thoughts on “go Dolphins!

  1. Grandma Porter

    I finally found the blog addresses again I have missed so much. These darling children have grown sooooo much! You all look wonderful and we miss you so. You are amazing, with talents galore!
    We even got a peek at Mike and Deb’s house…which we haven’t seen since they moved in. Love you, Grandma and Grandpa

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