Gala Occasion for Sisters


It can be seen here that J (green cap) is clearly in the lead of the Under 7 Breaststroke race.

Indeed, she watches triumphantly as the second girl does her touch.

Here the splashes show that R, in the Under 11 Freestyle, has completed her tumble-turn just ahead of the others, and she went on to win.


At last, a Squad Gala where both grandkids were fit and competing. They distinguished themselves nicely.  J got a third in the butterfly, and then won both the freestyle and the breaststroke in her age group. R, in hers, won freestyle and breaststroke (we think, or she was second in the latter if the timekeepers were not on the ball; she knows she touched first by a fraction of a second). Then she was second in the butterfly and third in the open freestyle.

Now they both have Swimming School/Club galas coming up.

© October 2018 Colonialist

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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8 Responses to Gala Occasion for Sisters

  1. Widdershins says:

    Congratulations on your ‘grandparenting’. 😀


  2. Debra says:

    How wonderful that the girls did so well. One of my granddaughters has her first really big swim competition this coming weekend. And we, too, are the “grandparents in charge” of transportation to the 4-day a week training. It’s a commitment, isn’t it! 🙂


  3. Best kid activity ever! What talented and dedicated mermaids in your family – can’t get to that level of skill by wishing. Cheers to them!


  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Well done to them (and to the grandparents making sure they attend their practice sessions!)

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