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Mar 6, 2013

For the Family!

This is the 3rd time I have tried to publish this... our winds are being clocked here at 67 mph!  Taking power hits and hoping my internet stays long enough to post.  I sure hope you friends farther inland and north"er" than us are doing okay with this storm, it's just wind and rain here, no snow.  Stay safe!

I've been meaning to get these videos up for 2 weeks now. This post is mostly for the family that misses out on the kids' events, one of the reasons technology is so great for military families!  Of course if swimming doesn't bore you to tears, you may enjoy it as well!

I apologize in advance for the loud yelling... it's a pool, they aren't very quiet places :)

We will start off how every good American sport should... with our National Anthem!

Please forgive me for straying sometimes from the lane I'm focusing on, I am also a Stroke & Turn judge so while I'm filming I'm actually having to judge 4 lanes of swimmers on technique - I actually never get to watch my own kids swim at the meets because of this, so I requested to have the lanes where they were swimming this time.

Finn 25m Freestyle

Finn 50m Backstroke, 2nd place

Loch - 25m Freestyle
(he is 2nd in from the right, ignore my dyslexia in the video)

Loch - 50m Backstroke - 1st Place
-what kills me here is look how slow he is, even in 1st place... imagine how fast he could be if he could swim against faster kids and not stop and do his hair and makeup at the turns LOL

This was the last meet of the season, so they do a "Coaches Relay", the kids love seeing their coaches race!  Funny thing you will notice, our team only has 3 coaches instead of 4 so for the second swimmer they subbed in an 8 year old kid!  Although they were last in this video during the 6-8 year old meet, they did the same race again an hour later with the 10-12 year olds and again subbed in a kid and took 4th place.... shame, shame on the coaches in 5th and 6th LOL!

I saved the best for last... check out the oncoming lifeguard as we were leaving...

I may be showing my age here but...

all I could think of was...



  1. Ah, brings back so many memories of swim meets when my little brother was in swim club. He went on to get his lifeguard and teaching certificates and was a lifeguard at out local indoor pool when he was a teen.
    I'm laughing at your Bluto lifeguard picture. hee hee!

  2. I'm hoping the kids stay with it, Loch is way more into it than Finn! I keep telling them they will be able to get a lifeguard job as a teen instead of working in fast food or retail... that's a good incentive! Being at the beach means there is no shortage of water safety jobs :)

  3. Hannah started on the high school swim team this year and loved it! She plans on sticking with it, and I keep telling her she might be able to get a job as a life guard during the summer. I think that would be a bazillion times better than working in fast food. :-)

    1. Anke, it is my hope that our kids will learn from what we wish WE would have done LOL!

  4. That lifeguard doesn't exactly instill you with a sense of security, does he? I love to watch kids swim! I am always amazed that they can swim in a (relatively) straight line!

  5. Susan, I couldn't stop laughing, and I was standing there by myself with a clipboard... I'm sure everyone thought I was nuts but I just kept seeing Bluto and expecting him to stand up and give a "motivational speech" LOL