Leave it to Ms. Kennedy to go from one extreme to the other. Last year (and the first swim meet this year), she cried before swimming, during swimming, and after swimming in the meets. This year, when it finally clicked, she can’t stop smiling!! I don’t know how she doesn’t swallow water when she’s swimming.
Finally, I realized that she associated swim meets with dance recitals. Everyone is watching and clapping for your “performance.” I told her this was a competition…not a smiley performance on stage!!
She qualified for the finals at invitationals this year. I told her she needed to put her game face on…this was a RACE! Yet, in all my pictures, I can see that little smirk she gave all season long. I guess she really loves what she does!
We are so proud of our happy little fishy this year!