Friday, January 30

Senior Night

As anyone who reads my blog regularly knows, my son is a swimmer. Varsity, USS, summer, he'd rather swim than breathe. In fact we are pretty sure that he has grown gills by now.

Last night was senior night for the high school swim team. It was very nice. We escorted our kids around the pool and then the moms got yellow rose corsages. The senior swimmers were honored and then got a bouquet of balloons.

Winter swimming is such a dichotomy. It's 12 degrees outside and 110 inside. So, please no comments about how large my hair is in the photo. We were at the pool for almost 3 hours. It was a very long meet.

The other two photos are of the physical plant that makes the natatorium hum along. I have always been facinated by machines, and these sure fill that need. Cool, aren't they?

Have a great weekend, everyone.


Mary said...

How cool! My daughter was a dancer, not a swimmer but it was an interesting look into a different life as I'm sure the swimming is!

Kathy said...

My daughter swam in high school, so I know all about the humidity. She swam outside in the summer on a team and then for the high school during swim season. It was fun.

I remember her first meet when she was little. She had an event and then about an hour later had another one and then an hour later one more.....long meets!

The boys played through college. We sure did our share of spectating over the years and loved every minute of it. We suffered withdrawal when it all ended.

heather fish said...

I was wondering what all that machinery was!

jodie nicholson said...

I do believe there is a niche in the market for a haircare range specifically for the parents of swimmers.

Odannysgirl said...

LOL poolside in the winter is the worst. I had to sit outside the pool area when I was pregnant with number 2 & 3 and my oldest was taking lessons in the winter.

Congrats to your son for really sticking to the swimming and loving it! And to you and yours for raising a young man with such drive!

aliceinparis said...

I love swimming but chlorine doesn't love me:( I used to swim in pools a lot but not now. My daughter was a skater. We were closely aquainted with frozen water:)