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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Splashdate...

It's Tuesday, which means swim meet... which means I have to give you an update...

My little mermaid did well... two 2nd place finishes, two 3rd place finishes, and one 8th place finish (which is actually OK because, 1) she finished 2nd in her heat, and 2) she loves the pretty aqua color of the 8th place ribbon and she doesn't have one yet). She managed to skip out of the breaststroke in her relay this week, as the girl slated to do the butterfly in the relay didn't actually know how to do the butterfly... so they traded. Ryan was beaming and feeling very much like she put one over on Destiny herself. It'll come back to haunt her next week when I make sure she swims it... the only way she'll get better is to do it. Am I right?

Here she is between events. Don't know if you can see the gappy grin (she's lost 2 teeth in the past week).

Here she is in one of her freestyle events, working hard...

I took this one at practice last night... she's flying...

OK, so that's not Ryan... that's Michael Phelps. But she's on her way ;)


13 comments:

blognut said...

Sounds like she had a great night, and I happen to love pretty aqua colors, so 8th place is fabulous, too.

And Michael Phelps is just yummy. Yummy, I tell you.

sherri said...

I'm happy for her-but I can't get past those beautiful BROWN LEGS! (Already longer than mine). I know I shouldn't be jealous of a child's beauty, but come on.

lisa said...

I have to agree with Sherri, her gorgeous gams were the first thing I noticed.

She looks great in the pool.

hautepocket said...

Wow, you got some great photos!!

Congrats to your daughter for her awards. :)

She said...

Go, Ryan! She totally rocks that pool! Great shots, too! Looks like fun!

And Phelps. Yeah, yummy, like Blognut said.

dianne said...

Great photos Diane, Ryan looks happy that is the most important condideration.
She looks very confident in the pool, your little mermaid did very well, I'm pleased to hear she likes the aqua color of her ribbon...what a lovely girl you have there. ♡

Sometimes Sophia said...

Very cool. Love the water shots. Congrats to Ryan on her excellent performance.

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Such a little fishy, she is! And, love that she got a win in the Destiny department this week! :-)

swenglishexpat said...

Well done, your (not so) little mermaid. Very good for self discipline as well!

BTW I linked to that Huffington post re PETA. I mean, what's going on in their brains?

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

Great pictures! And congrats on her successes (even the cool 8th place ribbon). And you are correct . . . gotta get her working outside her comfort zone. It's a character lesson as well as a skills lesson.

Heather said...

Yay! Congrats Ryan! I think it's cool that she's okay with 8th place because of the ribbon color. Ha :)

Stu Pidasso said...

That's too cool!! Go, Ryan, go!

LMN said...

What a great result! I was lucky to learn the starfish float and master the beaver dive, let alone actually SWIM. So I am the eternal doggie paddler. Sort of. Sinker. That's what I am.

Yay for ribbons!