Really Awfully Bad and Good Gala Performances


Ready for freestyle (R swimming in distinctive bright pink vest)

Ready for freestyle (R swimming in distinctive bright pink vest)

R approaching the wall for a win.

R approaching the wall for a win.

Breaststroke start

Breaststroke start

Breaststroke spurt

Breaststroke spurt

Breaststroke finish

Breaststroke finish

 

 

 

Backstroke start

Backstroke start

Backstroke finish

Backstroke finish

Butterfly start

Butterfly start

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly in progress

Butterfly in progress

Butterfly finish

Butterfly finish

Seems my swimming days are past:

Swam in gala, and came last!

No surprise to anyone –

First that I have ever done!!

Plus, young R, upon my back,

Did a certain slightness lack

(J, much smaller, was unwell,

Or a different tale I’d tell?)

Though of parents I was worst,

Grandpas? Only me; thus first!

R herself, though, did much more:

Second and three firsts her score –

Freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly;

Only backstroke let one by!

A few days before, there was a Gala at Durban Preparatory High School with quite a few teams visiting.  R’s school didn’t do too well, but at least she swam freestyle in a ladder relay which achieved a second.  Amusing that the Egyptian geese act as spectators at this school pool as well as those featured at R’s school!

'Their feet don't work too well, do they?

‘Their feet don’t work too well, do they?’

  © March 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)
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11 Responses to Really Awfully Bad and Good Gala Performances

  1. Well done to you both. It sounds like an exhausting day. You’re a Super-Grandpa! Hey ……..watchya doing with my Egyptian geese? Put them on the next plane back. 😄

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  2. Gosh that’s a lot of swimming😊 what a talented young lady….those Egyptian geese seem to be turning up all over WP today😜

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  3. Tom Merriman says:

    Well done! I can only do the breast-stroke, and badly!
    Coincidentally, this is the second post I’ve read in succession that features Egyptian Geese. I’ve never heard of them (although more likely never noticed them…) before today!!!

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  4. Pussycat44 says:

    Well done to both of you 😉

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  5. Up the Grandpas! And really well done, R.

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