Friday, July 19, 2019

Kayla’s 1st IM swim

https://youtu.be/n9UPibkPh9g

Anything is possible, if you believe it’s possible. It’s even more possible when others believe in you.  

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1EjWDByoS2Lk62wNa1Ny48WMIC8X8bM5d

Just seven weeks ago this girl only knew how to doggie paddle.  She has always loved the water but never took lessons to learn how to swim.  We joined swim team thinking it would be great exercise.  We never expected to join a swim family that cheers each other on the way the Riptide team does.  

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1wuXwLnkTz5KpCDYsDH5kRGQd4Tg9g7TQ

This girl has been competing by swimming a 25 (one lap) all season.  She has watched others doing the IM and wanted to do, too.  The IM is a 100 (4 laps, 1 of each stroke).  I was nervous but she was confident.  

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Crpnai8-w8HAgyqKmyhnkpcA9IoQ253m

She entered the pool with a smile.  She swam her heart out, with a smile on her face.  As she was finishing her IM every single swimmer in the pool and the spectators cheered her on.  She finished with a smile and unmatched confidence.  

She believed she could, so she did.  Get your tissues ready.  

Thank you, Coach, for believing in her.  Thank you Delaware Riptide Aquatics family and Shomen for being encouragers.

1 comment: