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.