Tuesday, February 15, 2011

3A State Swim Team Boys take State!

What a Day it was!  It was a very eventful weekend to say the least!
Austin's father flew in from Tuscon, to support Austin and it turned out to be a fantastic time. 

This kid has an amazing spirit about him.......Praying before his 100 Breaststroke Swim!

This is the one and ONLY Gold 1st Place that Wasatch got over the entire weekend.
Ben Kowalis, Austin, Troy Olgivie and Paul Mair won the 200 Freestyle Relay! 
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 These little guys look up to Austin more than he really realizes... The whole swim team dyed their hair black for the State Meet and they so wanted to be just like Austin so we did the same to their hair.  They now don't want to cut if off either.
Living in a small town sure does have some perks others don't.  When the team came into town after the meet, they stopped and had all the team get onto the fire trucks and parade down main street.  Then they went to the high school and we had a pizza party...then they went to a teammates home for an after the party type of party~
The events keep happening as this is the first state title that Wasatch High School has ever gotten in swimming period! 

These boys made history, not only that but with only one gold first place ribbon.  They have consistent and competitive swimmers across the board, not just a few that make the team what it is.  We won because of the overall strength of the swim team and we consistently scored points.  Even with losing almost 30 points from a DQ and then Austin's race where he had to re race it just five minutes after something caused a false start.  Ugh Ugh..I was so angry Austin used all his energy to swim it the first time and ultimately missing out on a 6th place ribbon! 

Its all over and done with but the memories are still so fresh, we are way proud of that team! 


Steve and Niccy said...

That is so awesome! How wonderful for Austin to be a part of that whole experience. It's an amazing feeling being a a parent and watching your kids accomplish such wonderful things!

Boswella said...

I am so Proud of Austin and those boys...I wish I could have come to see him compete. I would have you know...Ask me the next time Austin is in any Championship race. Austin is a product of God's perfect 'construction' and those little guys...how they love their Austin. Memories that will NEVER be forgotten....God Bless your whole family... p.s. I am thrilled that Brian made the trip to see Austin. Love, Mom