At the end of last summer, Kylie approached us about swimming year round. Based on how things "clicked" for her as an Amberjack on the neighborhood swim team, we decided to let her build her talent and check out the waters of being a (self proclaimed) "swimnast."
Starting in late August she became a Marlin as she swam with a local year round club. After weeks of practice, her first meet finally arrived. Ian and I knew she was ready...the question of the day was, did she?
That first time on the blocks was met with just a little apprehension.
Thankfully her first event was a simple 25 free.
She rocked it.
Placing first in her heat...and therefore winning a striped ducky... boosted her self confidence.
From there she was all about business.
Once she found her groove, she stayed in it,
...and raced like she meant it.
Of course I was proud of how well she placed in her very first year round meet.