Alex

Aqua Boy

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The other day Alex participated in a bunch of fun races (not part of a swim meet) for all the kids in swim classes and on the swim team with Envious Swimming.  The kids competed against other kids around the same age/ability level.  Alex was happy because he got “one of each kind” of ribbon.  (Don’t have the actual ribbons yet, but he’ll have four.)

He competed four times – 25m backstroke (he came in 2nd)…

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25m kickboard – he placed first.  

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WAY first.  He probably should have competed against the next higher skill level, but oh well.

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Next up – breast stroke.  That’s him on the right (below).  He hasn’t been doing this very long, so it’s not his strongest stroke.  He came in fourth.

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And, finally, freestyle (which I grew up knowing as the “crawl.”).  He placed third here.  He was against three other kids on the swim team, all of whom have learned to dive to start a race.  Alex hasn’t had to do that, so he sort of…plunged in. 

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He felt good about the whole thing, which, to me, is the most important thing.  He did well, he tried his best, and he had fun. 

Yay, Alex!

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P.S.  I’m not asked to or compensated for linking to Envious Swimming.  I just think they’re a great organization, and if you’re in Rhode Island and your child needs to learn to swim, this is the group to call.  Just my humble opinion.

4 thoughts on “Aqua Boy

  1. My two favorite strokes (that I used to do) were the back stroke and the breast stroke. If I had the funds, I’d have a lap pool in the back yard.

  2. RE: Chocolate Coconut Almond Biscotti

    Hi, I’m making the biscotti as I type this, and it doesn’t say where in the recipe to add the lemon zest. Where does it belong?

    BB.

    Thanks.

    P.s. I made your Zuchinni cookies and everyone in my house loved them, they were going in a day!

  3. I love the non-diving start! I’m right there with you Alex…I don’t know how to do it either – and the one and only time I was forced to do it last summer in a race…I looked exactly.like.you. 🙂

    It’s all about Style, and we have it…together.

  4. Hi Margaret,

    Im so sorry I couldnt get back to you sooner – Ive been without internet access most of the week. And the lemon zest is an error – it was left over from the lemon biscotti Id referenced earlier in that post. Im so sorry! Im taking it out now.

    Hope the biscotti came out okay!

    Jayne

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