Swimmingly as a Gala Occasion

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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:







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


© February 2020 Colonialist


About colonialist

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.
This entry was posted in Africa. Bookmark the permalink.

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.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Widdershins says:

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

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 2 people

  4. SueW says:

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

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Tokeloshe. says:

    Congratulations Jeneva 💕

    Liked by 2 people

  6. gipsika says:

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

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 1 person

  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

    Liked by 1 person

You have the right to remain silent - but please don't!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s