This weekend's meet was the first long course meet of the season. Our home pool hasn't switched the lanes to long course yet, so the last time Snapper even practiced a long course 50 was in...mid August? I am so proud of that girl! She swam 7 events and the breaststroke leg of the medley relay. She set personal best times in 6 of her 7 individual swims, and completely smoked her leg of the relay! Snapper's biggest accomplishment today was dropping almost 6 seconds from her previous best 100 backstroke time, even though that previous best was set just 4 weeks ago! Her relay team beat their old time by 20 seconds, and pulled of a 3rd place finish, even though they came in as the lowest seeded team!
There were a few other highlights to our weekend, too. At the beginning of each day's competition, the team let the kids carefully take American flags into the pool, where they slowly swam across the pool holding the flags in the air while the national anthem was performed. It was an awesome sight to see 100 kids swimming with their flags lifted high! The other highlight was that the kids got plenty of time just to relax and play together. What a great weekend!