February 17, 2014
What a LOVEly Valentine’s Meet we had on Saturday for our 10 and under swimmers!
This meet’s format allowed local 10 and under swimmers to compete in shorter events that are appropriate for their age group in a timeline that is optimal for the younger athletes in our sport. Not only are the event distances offered in the one-session meet a unique and beneficial option for those swimmers, but also, the high energy and enthusiasm present at the meet for the entire duration seemed to leave the swimmers with a TRUE LOVE for the fun that comes with racing!
There were SMILES all around the pool on Saturday as swimmers swam their HEARTS out in each of their races, learned about meet competitions, and cheered on their teammates! All of that is EXACTLY what we want to see at these meets for our 10 and unders. It certainly helped that there were Lucky Lollipop winners each and every heat throughout the meet that gave that extra sense of FUN to the meet as well!
The meet was truly a TEAM WIDE effort as we had amazing parent volunteers, coaches, and officials there to help make this meet possible. We even had an amazing group of Senior level RAYS swimmers volunteer their time to help out and make this meet a huge success for their younger RAYS teammates. What good role models they were on Saturday! Thank you, RAYS!
All in all, the Valentine’s Meet was one that had athletes FALLING IN LOVE with the sport of Swimming! Nothing could be better than that!