Bittersweet day: the last swim meet of the summer.
Divisionals were kind to the Phillips family this year.
Seth got 12th place for freestyle and 11th for Backstroke.
(I don't think there is a need to point out that there were only 12 and 11 kids in the events.
Also, no need to point out the backstroke took him a whopping 1:57.28 and
I swear he was moving an inch at a time!)
Magdalena got 11th place for her backstroke.
Ethan had a tiny issue with freestyle...no goggles- so he swam it with his eyes closed.
Let me just tell you it was memorable. I think that was the only time I told him to keep his head up for freestyle EVER!
And as you can tell from his wonderful picture, he was the only able to pull off the Phillips Family
Heat Ribbon Challenge. On the way to the meet Clay promised a small Lego Set to anyone who got a heat ribbon. I guess Ethan couldn't resist a new Lego set. The winning time 39.32, a record best for Ethan!
Sethy just started swimming across the pool on July 3, so the last week he swam in 2 big meets and a Mini Meet. I am shocked at how good he is doing- especially since I tried to bribe him across the pool the week before. I guess he just wanted to do it in his time.
Way to go Seth, we are so proud of your accomplishment!
It was a great time, once we figured out that Magdalena and I could not paddle in the same boat. I spent the first part of the trip being yelled at by my 11 yo that I was doing it wrong. I ended up in my own canoe for awhile after that and realized it was definitely easier to do it by myself- no wonder Clay wants a kayak! Most of the trip I spent with Seth in my canoe and Maggie and Ethan joined us every now and then. Seth just kept wanting to jump in the river and had a grand time just floating in his life vest while the other three caught up to us.