Category Archives: Swimming

Got Lines — Misbehaved?


The Current Photo Challenge is on the Lines of lines, so I’ve lined up a trio taken recently with lines in abundance.   © May 2018  Colonialist Advertisements

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Water Triumph – Badge Testing Went Swimmingly!


The two granddaughters distinguished themselves yesterday when it came to testing for their Swimming Badges.  The weather was cold and drizzly but at least the water was warmish after a glorious day the one previously. At last, and just before … Continue reading

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March-Haring and a BAD Friday


  The end of the month has not been without incident. On Thursday I took young J for some rather overdue training for a Swimming Distance Badge she is booked to try out for on 19th April. The idea being … Continue reading

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Water Baby


The latest gala, this time for little J’s swim school, and she does her winning thing on freestyle and breaststroke. WORDLE 344 Since birth the silky saturate This soul is sharp to have as dish; In truth, when broken shadows … Continue reading

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A Golden Opportunity …


… for experience, is what we regarded R’s entry into the Provincial Swimming Championships to be. No other gilty thoughts entered our heads. We were duly thrilled when she acquitted herself well yesterday, but today we were over the moon … Continue reading

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A Weekend that goes Swimmingly


We are all spending the entire weekend at Kings Park Swimming Pool next to the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Young R has been entered by her Seagulls Club for four races in the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Championships Gala. Here … Continue reading

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BRONZE AGE SWIMMING


Six-year-old J granddaughter J is ridiculously fond of being in water and just lately has taken this passion to extremes. After finding herself in the Swimming Squad within days of starting ‘proper’ school, she has been taking lessons twice a … Continue reading

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