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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Regional Swim Meet

The regional swim meet was on Saturday afternoon.  We met Dan's sister for lunch on Saturday near the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The meet didn't start until 4:15 but she had to be there at 2:00 so I drove her to the GAC while Dan and Cathy went to visit the site of the Guildford Courthouse Battle which was a significant battle of the American Revolution.

We arrived at 1:45 and she joined her team.  I got my ticket and got in line.  The doors opened at 2:30 and a group of Bishop parents were able to save several rows so we could all sit together.  And more parents saved rows a bit behind us.  It was nice to be together so that whenever anyone on our team was racing we could all cheer.

Sarah was swimming in two individual events and two relay events.  Her biggest hope for scoring in the top 8 was with one of the relay teams.  Sadly though, her relay teams weren't fast enough to make it to states and neither were her individual times.  BUT - she was happy that in both of her individual events she recorded PRs.  Unfortunately that happiness was overshadowed by sadness that she wouldn't be going to states to swim.  She's still feeling sad about that but  the men's team did great and she's excited for them. They came in third over all and there are quite a few from the men's team that will be heading to states to compete on Thursday.

I'm so proud of my girl!  She spent the last month dealing with injuries but thank to ice, Advil, and lots of prayers by this mom, she was able to swim pain free on Saturday.  She's more determined now than ever to stay in shape for summer league, to continue to improve and come at it hard in the fall so she can make it to states!

Here are a few pics from the meet:

The best thing about the hot pink tech suit?? I could always spot Sarah on the deck or in the pool!


Madeline said...

I am sure she is disappointed but how wonderful her injuries didn't prevent her from a PR! And what a nice bonus of being able to spot her in the water!

Ernie said...

Sorry she did not qualify for state, hopefully next year will workout. Good to have goals. I agree - the hot pink suit is hard to miss. And cute!