Hooray! I'm so excited. Tanner made the swim team. He tried out a couple weeks ago in the freezing cold, and now he will be a part of the JV swim team this winter semester. Here are some pictures I took with my NEW phone!
Here he is waiting for his heat. There were 16 total heats. He was heat #10. It really was cold. I had on a jacket. I felt a little bad for him.
Here is Tanner's competition, which he didn't really seem to notice. The guy on the right is a senior and, obviously, a fantastic swimmer. I couldn't believe Tanner was in the same heat as he was. It didn't seem to bother Tanner at all.
On your mark, get set . . .
This is the first time Tanner has jumped off the block!
Swimming the butterfly stroke. Everyone had to swim all four strokes - freestyle, breast, back, and butterfly. At the end of the butterfly Tanner said his arms were killing him.
It took at least 3 hours of standing around and swimming to get through everyone's heat. At first, Tanner didn't think he made it because he couldn't see his name on the list when the coach posted the results - but later, when he checked again, his name WAS there! Hooray! I'm so happy for him!