Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Guest Bloggers- John R. and Gavin N!

South Jersey League Swim Championship

John R: The day of my swim championship race was thrilling. At first I was pretty nervous because it was the winter swim championships for South Jersey. My first event was the freestyle stroke. I got second place in my heat. Next I did the backstroke. I was swimming as fast as I could. When I got out I asked for my time. He said... 23.00 seconds flat! Then he gave me a ribbon that said heat winner. I was filled with excitement! Gavin and I were number one and number two out of all 7-8 year old swimmers. We scored 37 points for our team together. When I go to my award ceremony I am going to receive a gold medal. I swam two more events. My last event was the freestyle relay. I was the anchor and it was a close race. We were neck and neck with the other team. Finally, they won by a teeny tiny millisecond. I had a great time at this thrilling swim meet.

Gavin N: For my swim championships this year I had to go to bed early the night before to get enough rest and wake up early because it was far away. I had to pack a lot of healthy food like apples and granola bars so I would have a lot of energy for the day. When I got there I was so nervous. My belly felt upside down. I was nervous because I could take home four medals. In my last championship race I won three bronze medals. My first heat (race) was the freestyle stroke. I got 18 seconds. I couldn’t believe I came in fourth place out of all the 7 and 8 year olds. My second heat was the backstroke and I came in second behind John. The third race was the butterfly stroke and I came in second again out of all the 7 and 8 year olds. The last race of the day was a freestyle relay with John and 2 other kids. I went first and John was the anchor. We got second place again but it was really, really close. So I got three bronze medals last year, three silver medals this year and I’m going for three gold next year. I think I had a pretty good championship this year.


Ms. Stanton said...

What an exciting event! You boys did such a good job describing the meet, I felt like I was there in the bleachers! Congratulations to both of you for making it to the championships!

Gavin Neal's Mom said...

Awesome writing and awesome swimming Gavin and John!!!!

Gavin Neal's Mom said...

Awesome writing and awesome swimming guys!!!! Way to go!

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