Swimmingly as a Gala Occasion


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Jeneva qualified to participate in the Top 8 Gala at her school yesterday, and in  spite of being a bit out-of-sorts she went like a bomb.

My great regret was that due to my health problems I was unable to watch. The trek to the pool is a fairly long one, and over uneven terrain.

She took part in every race for which she was eligible in her under-9 age group and achieved no lower than fourth in any of them out of eight swimmers; cheered on by a supportive sister.

Detailed results:

INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – SECOND;

5o METRE FREESTYLE – THIRD;

25 METRE BUTTERFLY – FOURTH;

25 METRE BACKSTROKE –  THIRD;

25 METRE BREASTSTROKE – FIRST;

100 METRES FREESTYLE – FOURTH.

These results gave her a medal for JOINT SECOND in the Gala.  I am one proud grandpoppy!

 

© February 2020 Colonialist

 

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14 Responses to Swimmingly as a Gala Occasion

  1. Debra says:

    I certainly hope you’ll be fit and ready for her next big event! She’s quite a star performer, and I’m sure she misses you being there to cheer her on. I’ve been remembering you in my prayers, Leslie.

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  2. Widdershins says:

    Way to go, Jeneva! … you have an international cheering squad here. 🙂

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  3. Congratulations, Jeneva. So sorry you couldn’t be there to watch, but I’m sure you were there in spirit. 🙂

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  4. SueW says:

    Well done Jeneva. I’m sorry you missed out on witnessing her achievements.
    Rest up, Les and regain your strength.

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  5. Tokeloshe. says:

    Congratulations Jeneva 💕

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  6. gipsika says:

    Well done to Jeneva! 🙂 you can be proud! You taught them both to swim, and how to be winners.

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  7. Concatulation, you sure can be very purroud of your granddaughter. Hope you feel better soon, Col😸Healing Pawkisses for a Healthy Wednesday🐾😽💞

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  8. Dis ‘n wonderlike prestasie! Veels geluk, ook aan Oupa wat al sovele ure by ‘n swembad ter wille van sy kleinkinders deurgebring het!

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  9. Hi Les, I have been pretty scares of late due to computer problems which refuse to go away. Congrats on granddaughter’s achievements. I hope your health problem will soon give way to good health. Hermann

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