Thursday, July 7, 2011

WHOO HOOOO a little break in dog talk to show off my kid!

Sorry just had to share a video of my daughter, this is my younger daughter doing a swim test for placement on the swim team.

Emma had not done any swim lessons last year when she said she would like to try the swim team here in town. That was about 9 months ago and since then she has worked so hard and grown so much. She started in the lowest level not knowing how to do any of the strokes and it looks like after this test she will move up one or two levels to the top levels on the team and will be ready to do some swim meets soon.


The test was FOURTEEN separate races and took from 5:30pm to 9:40pm, but she did not skip any of the tests. I just put the shortest races ons the video to give a taste of her swimming. Last Saturday they did a fund raiser and Emma was able to swim 208 laps without stopping to raise money, it makes me tired just thinking of it!

Check out the turns she does, that is just a trip to me! I am just so proud of Emma and how she has taken responsibility for all her training and stuck with it even when she was swimming outdoors in the snow at night, and has not missed more then one or two practices in this entire time. Just so cool to see your kid find something they like and are good at and are willing to work hard to do!

9 comments:

Ricky the Sheltie said...

i can't believe she learned to swim that well with all those strokes in such a short time! way to go emma!

Sara said...

Wow, Emma is so strong!

How wonderful that she has found something she is passionate about at such a young age. Her dedication to training comes as no surprise, obviously, she takes after her mom!

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

That is fantastic! I can't believe how great her technique is from only 9months of being on the team. I'm sure she'll learn a bunch more quickly. I was a swimmer from 7yrs through all 4yrs of college (butterflyer) so it's great seeing another swimmer!

Kathy said...

It is great to hear from another swimmer-that is really cool and Emma really enjoyed the comments, I thought she would be embarrassed to have me post her video but she loved it, LOL, too cute!

Geraldine said...

Emma that is truly amazing stuff well done you look like a true champion. You must be one very fit young lady.

Pam's Dog Academy said...

Awesome Job Emma! Way to go! Emma you ROCK! I was so cheering for you as I watched the video. You did really really well! I am so very impressed! :)

Pam's Dog Academy said...

BTW, I doubt I could swim across the pool at all, much less from 5:30 pm to 9:40 pm. What a workout! :)

Diana said...

Whoohoo, Look at Emma come from behind!!! Thats so wonderful!! 208 laps, thats amazing.

vici whisner said...

I am always amazed at the ability of mothers to balance. I don't have kids and have trouble balancing. Cudos to Emma for hanging in what must have been a cold evening with the wind blowing like that.
You must be VERY proud!

:)Vici