Eric did great at his first swim meet. He was entered in three races - kickboard, freestyle, and backstroke. We were pretty overwhelmed by it all at first. It was incredibly chaotic and crowded. But, I think we know how it all works now and will be ready for next time.
Here he was preparing to enter the pool for his first race - kickboard.
If you receive your best time (which he did, since it was his first time), then you receive a token that we learned you could turn in for a little tattoo. He was so proud of this token. I think he thought he had won some kind of award. We didn't tell him it was just for a tattoo.
He did really well. He got a time of 39.15 in kickboard (these are all 25 yards) and 48.49 in
freestyle. He disqualified in backstroke because he flipped over right before touching the wall. He was a little disappointed about that, but handled it well.
Becoming an old pro at finding his place in line.
There is a lot of waiting around between events.