Our little fish!
This was his beginner coach Mary Jo. She is fantastic! She kept Carson on her team 2 extra weeks just beacuse she wasn't ready to get 'rid' of him. Says he kept up the moral of the whole group and was always willing to do anything she asked!
On Saturday Carson had 4 events and a relay. Unfortunately he was disqualified for 2 events and one relay.... because of improper form on the butterfly and he only touched the wall with one hand, instead of 2 on the breast stroke. Getting disqualified isn't a big deal. It happens to everyone (so we learned). On Sunday he did much better and was only disqualified on one event. He also had 4 events and a relay. He ended up with 3-2nd place finishes and 2-3rd place finishes! That is fantastic for his first meet!
This is his buddy Roshin, he has really taken Carson under his wing and shown him the ropes. They are so cute together!
On Carson's first day of swim practice he ended up crying because he didn't like the back stroke. Said it was too hard! Ironically it's one of his best strokes now! The strokes that he did the best were free-style and back stroke. The swim team has national incentive swim times. They are based on gender, age, and stroke. You get patches to put on your swim bags (a big deal). These are called 'b' times, 'bb' times, 'a' times and 'aa' times. Carson was less than a second from getting 'b' time on his freestyle!
His 'b' time for this event would have been 49.19 or better!