Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chandler's first swim meet

June 12, 2012 Today was Chandler's first ever swim meet. He was SUPER nervous. He even asked, "Why did you sign me up for this, Mom?" I assured him that you're always nervous the first time you do something. Fortunately for all of us, he has had the opportunity to do swim team everyday with two of his cousins, Daniel and Jacob. That has been great for him. Once we met up with them, he seemed to relax a bit.

This was right before his first event, 50 m Freestyle.  Can you see the nerves?  He swam great.  I think he got 3rd in his heat and 10th overall in his age group (out of 22).

Just about to get on the platform.

Off he goes...

The other kids kept busy between events, watching Preston play on his Batman 'laptop'
Ever the supportive brother, Ashton modeled Chan's goggles

Getting ready for his second event, 50 m backstroke.  Nerves still visible.

In the water, ready to go.  He ended up 12th out of 19 in his age group.  

We are so proud of Chandler and how hard he is working at swimming. Toward the end of last week, we thought something was bothering him or that he was getting sick. He was so quiet. We kept asking him about it and it turned out he was just totally exhausted from swimming laps everyday for an hour. I don't blame him! Way to go, Chandler!


Laura Cates said...

I'm so glad you've started updating your blog again, Jaime.c It's fun to see how grown up your boys are getting. We don't see each other often enough to see it in real-life!