Saturday, July 20, 2013

Swim Team

This was our first summer to do Swim Team. Afton has always been a little fish. So I figured this would be a great way for her to get some exercise, do a team sport, and stay busy while school is out. She joined the Timarron Tiger Sharks with a few friends from church. 

For 7 weeks, she trained and trained. Practices were an hour every Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday. On Wednesdays she competed in swim meets. She learned proper form for back stroke, free style, butterfly and breast stroke. 

While Afton swam, Maisy swam on the steps with her friends. Sometimes I got in too. 

The last two weeks of team, Maisy took swim lessons from Coach Murphy. Her lessons will held right after practice. She is not swimming independently yet, but she learned a lot. I think Coach Murphy must be an angel-- I have never seen a man so patient with precocious three-year old! 

The swim meets were fun. It is exciting to watch the kids compete. I helped out on the deck with a few other moms. We got the kids organized for each race and into the correct lanes. (Which is no small feat!) 

At the end of the season, the team celebrated with a pool party. 

I loved the family atmosphere of swim team, we will be signing up again next year! 

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