Monday, May 19, 2008

Megan Qualifies for the State Swim Meet

This last weekend Megan qualified for the state long-course swim meet in the 200 meter butterfly. She went to state last year in the 50 meter and 100 meter butterfly. But there's a big jump between ten- and eleven- year old qualification times. So she wasn't sure she could repeat.

I'm trying to find a decent picture of Megan swimming. But swimming isn't quite as photogenic a sport as gymnastics is. I have a bunch of pictures with Megan wearing goggles and a swim cap -- but you can hardly tell who she is. Let alone pictures of her in the water. Last weekend I tried to get a good picture of her diving into the water at the beginning of a race. If any of turned out o.k., I'll post it.

Jack also set five new team records at the meet, and qualified in several events for the regional swim meet. But he was pretty envious of Megan's achievement.


Blogger Wayne said...

Hey that's great! The daughter of one of our elders won the A2 (similar to Class C2 in Nebraska) long jump and 100m hurdles at the state meet this week. Her hurdle time was also a state record.

May 19, 2008 10:13 AM  
Blogger The Presbyteer said...

200 fly!!?? that is a KILLER event. In all my days at dear old LHS -- and I was a runner up in the state meet my senior year -- I don't think I ever swam a 200 fly, at least on purpose.

Anyway. All kudos to Megan.

Dang. 200 fly ...

May 20, 2008 12:21 PM  
Blogger The Presbyteer said...

And furthermore, the fly gives the best photo op of any stroke. Get her as her arms are wide and her chin is out of the water for a breath.

May 20, 2008 12:23 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Thanks for the photo idea. I've been taking pictures from the side of the pool, but a head-on photo is an obvious choice for the butterfly -- so obvious I hadn't thought of it. Duh.

Megan's coach thinks Megan does best in longer events; that she's more of an endurance swimmer. It's not that she slow -- she came in first out of 87 little girls in the 50 yard freestyle at a short-course meet a couple of months ago (and we're in one of the most competitive regions in the country). But Megan seems able to pace herself, and sustain her speed in the longer events.

May 21, 2008 9:48 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Oh, yeah, and Meg and I constantly remark on the irony that God gifted us with two athletic children.

May 21, 2008 9:50 AM  

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