Monday, August 1, 2011

Meet the swimmers

The last proper swim meet being over, this evening the swim team got together for a little party at the pool.  It was a very pleasant evening, culminating in the adults versus swimmers relay races.  I'd intended to swim backstroke, but there was no backstroke race: instead, there was dolphin diving, running (which I did), kickboard (get a kickboard from one end of the pool to the other any way you like), chain races (one swimmer swims with their arms, the other holds her legs and swims with feet), etc.

Yours, pleased to meet,
N.

2 comments:

Claire Wilson said...

Did you have to run in the water?! And: what's a kickboard?!

BreadBox said...

Yes -- the shallow end was about 3 feet of water, the deep end 5 feet, so running was not too easy: I found it easiest to run backwards: I could get better purchase with my feet that way.

A kickboard is what we used to call a float, many years ago in the UK: a flat board of very light expanded plastic used to practice kicking.