Saturday, November 22, 2014

Gravy Bowl Invitational 2014

Lana swam today at University of West Florida in her second meet ever.
We were so proud of her - she swam her personal best in both events today.

She gets up on that block and my heart nearly pounds out of my chest -
I can only imagine how it feels for her!

This is how she gets out of the pool after every.single.heat.
This is why we do this, folks:
practices 3x a week, up at 5:30 a.m. for this meet....
it's because she loves it.

There's often a long wait between events, usually an hour or more.
This time she spent her wait studying qualifying times, 
following along with who was swimming in each heat and how they were doing.

She also did a little of this, 
which made the littlest Davis so happy:

She swam the 25 in backstroke and freestyle today.
We are seeing consistent improvement in her form and speed,
and she is so pleased with herself.

We are super thankful for Coach Alex,
who has exactly the right personality for Lana!
She's very laid back and calm, very matter of fact,
but she pushes her hard.

Up at 5:30 a.m., in the pool for warm ups by 6:45 a.m.,
done by 11:00 a.m. in time to make 2 birthday parties.
What a fun day!

Edited to add meet results:


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