First meet as Father / Daughter and Coach / Swimmer is in the books. Read more here. It is good to get that first one out of the way. Enough of the nervousness is now gone.
The first two weeks were not really what either one of us expected. Because of a fire in the Waukesha North gym on August 1st, we have not been in our “home” pool since the season started. This is probably a blessing in disguise. With all of us practicing at the same time (team of 30) in an 8 lane pool at Waukesha South, Anna and I have had limited interaction. Some, but not a great deal. She has been working with the best assistants a coach could ever have.
The one thing that is evident is that she will be in great shape when she goes back to Senior 1 in the Winter. She has commented that the practice speed and expectations are a bit higher than what she was use to at the club, but she has embraced the challenge.
Pretty sure all 4 swims tonight were lifetime best swims. And I am pretty sure that this will not happen all season nor her whole career. But it is fun to get that level of excitement in your blood when you do get a best time.
For those keeping track at home:50 fly on the Medley Relay and went 30.11. 200 IM went 2:41.43. Led off Varsity B 200 free relay with a 28.54 and then went 1:23.18 Varsity breaststroke.
Big step forward tonight. And to think, in a couple weeks school will start and she will officially be a freshman.
This is a picture of Michelle’s View of the Meet.