Today (Saturday) 5 of our children (everyone except Cherub 6) raced in their last swim meet for the Summer Swim Team - the Dolphins. They raced against 2 other teams from our county for the County Championship.
Today started bright and early - everyone got up at 6am this morning, to be at the pool for Warm-Ups at 750am, followed by Preliminary Races which lasted until just before noon. Then we came home for lunch and a quiet restful afternoon. And at 3p we left for the pool again - and Warm-Ups were scheduled to begin at 350p. The Final Races began at 5p sharp and lasted until 10p. WHAT A VERY LONG DAY !!
Everyone had a grand time and is now EXHAUSTED. They are having a quick snack (swimming makes you VERY hungry), and then we are headed to bed.
And the end result of the day .... by A LOT of points .... the Dolphins WON .... for the 6th year in a row. HOORAY !!
And just to mention: when the winning team (ours) was announced, the WHOLE TEAM pushed their coaches (Molly & Bob) into the pool, and then all of the team members jumped in as well. This apparently is a Team Tradition, although we did not learn of it until after it happened. HA ! Of course, there was a lot of clapping, whistling, and cheering too. It was quite a sight to see !