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Friday, July 13, 2018


With the regular season over and just one week left of practice until the big county meet, I wanted to share a few pictures of the kids swimming.  It's very hard to get a good picture of them in the water.  It all depends on which lane they are in and what events they happen to be swimming in combined with the fact that I am horrible with my real camera.  In fact, the pictures I'm going to post here were taken with my cell phone and they actually turned out better than the ones I took the previous week with my DSLR.

At the county meet there is always a photographer that tries to take pics of all the events and all the age groups and usually I get lucky and there's one good shot of each kid.  I'm hoping I can get a good one of each from there.

I also had to post this because it makes me a little weepy and I just love it:

Peter, Cheyanne, Sarah, Caity, Cody, Colton
 2010 - Our very first year of swim team.  Sarah had just finished Kindergarten and Peter had just finished 1st grade.  Cody had just completed 4th, Caity 3rd, Colton 1st and Chey had just finished preK and was heading to K in the fall.)

And here they were a few weeks ago.  Peter and Colton just completed 9th grade, Sarah 8th, and Chey 7th. 


Time is such a thief.  If I dwell on it too long I get melancholy.  Instead, I have to focus on all of the great times we've had with swim team and at the pool, all the other friendships these kids have made through the team, all the great exercise these kids have gotten and the structure of having something fun and healthy to do in the summer, all the dinners out after the swim meets, etc. When I focus on that, I am no longer wistful at the seemingly quick passage of these years and instead, I am left feeling extremely grateful.


Ernie said...

These pics look so familiar. All swim meets look the same. My kids have done summer swim for about 10 yrs. Only Reggie and curly are left. Might be reggies last year. He is missing the big golf tournament when caddies make a ton of cash because of swim finals this weekend.

Madeline said...

They're so grown up!! So glad you've had a good swim season! I do hope my kids can join a swim team!

Kelli said...

I love those last two pictures. Hope you are having a great Friday!

Maria (also Bia) said...

Where did my babies go? I ask myself that very same question all. the. time. Love the last two photos!