Another swimming competition this afternoon. This time solely for the younger swimmers ages 7, 8 and 9. As Iman was not swimming she spent the afternoon with Donncha and so it was just myself and the boys.
Ayden is now in the 8 year old category and swam 25m fly, back, breast and free. He had a very good afternoon and finished with a bronze for backstroke, silver for free and fly and a gold for his breaststroke. What was even more exciting for Ayden was many of his mates in his year group at school participated in their first competition in the 7 year old category. Afterwards in the car Ayden said, "I'm very proud for those that swam in their first competition". Such a nice thing to say.
Jack swam in the 9 year old category and competition was very tough. Jack missed a medal by one place for the free and likewise for the other strokes he came 5th and 6th place. He was sad and a bit disappointed but we are so proud of his achievements all the same.