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I did manage to snatch the podium pictures from the Championship Gala, and they are shown in the slide show. Then, on Thursday, there was yet another gala, this time hosted by Durban Girls’ College, and featuring DGC, Maris Stella, Umhlali, and Northlands. These were all A teams except that DGC threw in their B as well.
Again, Jeneva swam in the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. She also did the breaststroke in the medley. Finally, she was chosen for her age group in the Ladder Relay, which her team won. Against such competition, no mean feat!
Then, this afternoon, was her Swimming School Gala. In her age group she won freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. There was no butterfly. In the Teachers’/Pupils Race, I have a video of her finishing in tandem with the two leading teachers, having caught them up. The rest are trailing.
Rhiannon took off her boot to swim in the final ‘Old Girls versus Teachers Race’ and finished in the front group in spite of only using her arms and doing no kicking.

With daily hospital visits, collections from Squad Swimming, delivery to Swimming School, and delivery of both grandkids to the dentist for an extraction (Jen) and to measure for braces (Rhiannon), this has been rather an insane week.

© March 2019 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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9 Responses to GALA GLUTTONY

  1. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    Wow! What an eventful week. Well done girls! And my admiration for you, Col, grows daily.


  2. Debra says:

    I’d say you’re pretty amazing to get so much into one week! I’m glad you’re still able to cheer on the swimmers even with your hospital regimen. Hope this week goes well for you!!


  3. Mooi foto’s
    Welgedaan Jeneva!


  4. Look out Tokyo 2020!
    Maris Stella?
    My daughters went to a catholic college Stella Maris; any relation would you think?


    • colonialist says:

      The schools aren’t necessarily linked. Stella Maris, or Maris Stella, comes from ‘Star of the Sea’ in Latin, and is often used as another name for the Virgin Mary. Thus a number of Christian institutions are likely to use the name.


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