July 25, 2016~Long Course Southeastern Championship Meet~ As I’ve written many times over the summer we spend a lot of time at pools John David especially! he has trained 6 days a week 4 of those days twice a day This past weekend was what all that training was geared toward:) He had such a great meet!! I loved every second of it except the parts that involved the incessant whining of an unnamed family member???? Put it this way….. Hank and I will go by ourselves when JD competes for the Southeastern meet in the spring just sayin…… I am very spoiled in the picture department since a friend rented a lens and captured so many awesome pics of the entire team ~thanks Jeanne!~ John David finaled in most of his races and was pleased with all his times:) his only moment of arrrrrggggggg was when he was DQ’d in his 400 free wahhhh, it was so sad but he picked himself back up and had a great attitude Honestly I am most proud of him for how he handled that over his other accomplishments Hank and I both felt that he learned more in that moment than he did in any of his wins bittersweet now on to the awesome pics:) this pic cracks me up! These 3 boys have a lot of fun together so much fun that John David missed one of his races when he was 11! He knows better now so they laugh on the benches now haha can you tell a Mom made these boys take this pic? haha JD, Daniel, Ethan and Taylor swam in the 2 relays and won both now that was really fun! Taylor’s mom found this old pic on her phone of JD and Taylor when they were 9! so so cute!!! the boys are making their coach Rick laugh here John David said they were talking about his (John David’s) fly in the relay…. it was not pretty but was fast enough Rick decided right before finals to switch John David and Ethan up putting Ethan in free and JD in fly…. he had his reasons and knows better than us but let me tell you Ethan’s mom and I were both questioning….actually laughing about how little we know! such a cool pic! John David is in the middle in black checking out his time the 13-14 boys received this…. such a great weekend!!!! minus the whining haha John David will move up to Seniors in a few weeks I can’t believe he will be in high school! we sure will miss Coach Rick! He has been so good for John David!