The Mesquite Championships are always the best. It's the last huge meet with all of the summer teams. The Fredonia Killer Whales have one the trophy four years in a row until last year when WE won it! So as returning champs we were out to defend our title. This is the trophy with our name on it from last year. We didn't want to go back home without it.
So in order to stay calm, cool and collected everyone brought their Kendama's and played with them in between every race. It was pretty fun. During the season Ben and Coach Cole Mayoros became good friends and so did David and Coach Jake Atkinson. By the end of season Cole and Jake both had a good following of little kids. So it was a competition between Team Cole and Team Jake to see who was better. It was really cute. Here are Jake (blue trunks) and Cole (sun hat) playing Ken with the kids.
David showing off his stupid human trick.
While the boys played, Sophie read. It's what she loves to do more than swimming. And Shayne doing the one and only thing that she loves to do more than swim...COACH!
I got a lot of excellent picture's from this meet but this one is my ALL-TIME favorite picture EVER!
Followed by this look of satisfaction that her swimmer did such a great job.
Here's Sophie's IM. She destroyed the girl in the pink cap. But got beat by the girl from Fredonia in blue.
]Cole won. Josh thought he was going to beat him so he was a little down. Plus Josh has been suffering with some asthma this year and forgot to bring his inhaler so he didn't do as well as he'd hoped for. After every race you go over and talk to the coach to get tips on how to improve.
I don't know whether to title this one Clueless Coach or Tortured Soul.
Here is my other favorite one of Sophie. You can see her eyelashes. This one is on the living room wall too.
Here's Ben doing the IM and Shayne coaching him on.
This is another one of my favorite pictures. So much so that I blew it up and hung it on the wall of our living room. This guy was from the local Nevada paper.
Here are everyone's results. It was a great meet. Fredonia ended up winning again. No big surprise. They always have the biggest team. It seams like every single kid in that entire little city swims during the summer.