Last night we attended an invitational swim meet put on here at Fort Knox by an off-post team with whom we share the pool. There were TEN teams, which is a huge number of people to cram into our little facility. Apparently the hosting team has put on this meet for several years, and I have to say it was really well run.
Because it was so crowded and hard to move around, I attempted to get video only of Mike's 50 yard breaststroke. About halfway through though, so many people had walked in front of the camera that I gave it up and just cheered him on. He did 2 relays and 2 individual events--the 50 breaststroke and the 100 IM. Overall, he placed third in the IM with a time of 1:09.83 and SECOND in the breaststroke with a time of 33.25 seconds (first place was 31.68 seconds). This is consistent with his breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay, where he had a time of 32.47 seconds. It's also worth noting that he did his leg of the 200 freestyle relay in 27.15 seconds. That water must have been mighty slippery last night!
After the meet, most of the team left, but Mike and some of his buddies were camped out on the floor of the weight room, waiting for the team results to be posted. Were they ever stunned to see the coach's husband walk out with a trophy! We have a great team, but it is definitely an up and coming team--the fact that we had 12 kids stay for the second day of Regionals last year was HUGE for us. So the kids really aren't all that used to trophies, and at first we thought maybe it was the award for best team spirit or nicest personality or maybe even prettiest swimsuits. But no, it was for THIRD PLACE!
Are those some happy looking swimmers, or what?!
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