Yes, the meat of the meet. (That has to be a saying or a joke, right?) Anyways. The Swim Meet we went to a couple of weekends ago was the first one of the season, and a fun one.
And when you have a cute cousin like this cheering for you on the side or at the end of the pool… it makes it that much more fun.
This is how I feel every time Siena swims. Every time she dives, or she’s part of a relay, or when she finishes a lap or two of butterflies, or when she completes 100m freestyle or she does the IM (Individual Medley), or does all the twisting in the turns… I am always in awe of her passion and her love for swimming and her gracefulness. She’s so driven, so in love with swimming, so in love with the water. It permeates into everything she does.
And I am so glad we can get to spend this time together, and enjoy ourselves.
There is lots of waiting. Lots of time in our hands until we wait for Siena to swim. So we have knitting, sewing, reading, playing, walking, snacking, watching, talking, drawing, grading, and lots of other pastimes.
But when it’s time to be ready, we are ready for her.
The pool seems so long when I stand at the end, waiting for her dive, and then her turns by where we are standing (whichever turns she needs to do… I am just glad she knows which ones she needs for each race.) But somehow she makes it seem so simple.
We love watching her and cheer for her.
She makes it look that simple.