Saturday, January 17, 2009

She Did It

And it was a heap of fun! Alissa had her first swim meet in Anacortes today. She learned how swim meets work, how to be in the right place at the right time according to the heat sheets, swam in three races, and had an all around great day. Her best race was the 100 yard freestyle. We don't have the official time yet, but it was around 1:26 ... just three seconds away from qualifying in the silver category!
Alissa and her friend Taryn.
Taryn is so much fun to be around. Full of life and energy! Alissa loves swimming with her.

(Photography note: I was playing with this picture in Photoshop and liked this look. Oh, and I took all the pictures in manual again, resisting the strong urge to switch back to automatic.)

Look at this crazy thing all the kids/coaches do. They take Sharpies and write all their races on their arms. A little graph that tells the kids the event, heat, lane and stroke they are supposed to swim. The coordination of the whole meet amazed us. Kids everywhere and race after race going on for hours! Rumor has it that the ink doesn't come off for at least a week.

Liss, you did great! We're proud of you and thankful to the Lord that you have this opportunity!

8 comments:

Mountain Boy said...

That is awesome Alissa had her first swim meet! Go Alissa! You look like a pro!

Marie said...

Oh My Goodness how I wish I'd been there to see you go! I thought and thought about you all day hoping you were simply having a great time. You did it! I'm so proud of you, Lis, and so glad you are my friend. Hugs, Aunt Marie

lizziemarie said...

WOW Alissa it looks like you had so much fun!You did a great job._Michael

Marie said...

Kristine, way to take pics in manual! They look GREAT! I look forward to seeing more and more of your pictures.

Leslie said...

How cool is that. Great photos! Let us know when you have a meet here in B'ham. We saw a water polo match and it was wild. Love to see a swim meet, especially when we know a swimmer.

Abbs said...

Wow that first picture is AWESOME! Way to go, Lissy!

Annie said...

Yeah, Alissa! You'll be the next Michael Phelps! :)

Aunt Brenda said...

Yea Alissa! I am so proud of you!