Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cate's 2013 Swim Meet

This post is going to look very similar to the post last year but I just can't help myself.  I am so proud of Cate!!! Last weekend she participated in her adaptive swim team's Spring Swim Meet in the 25 yard freestyle, 25 yard back crawl, and the freestyle relay.  While she didn't get any first place ribbons, she beat her times from last year by 20 seconds in the free and 3+ minutes in the back stroke.  She actually swam an entire 25 yard lap of back crawl without every stopping or turning over.  It was so much fun and everyone was so proud of her.  I'll say it again - it means even more that the baby I was scared wouldn't do "normal" things is an awesome swimmer!!! 
I love this girl so much I think my heart might just explode some days.

all warmed up and ready to go!
a wave to her many fans as her name is called



a great finish!  She tried to beat that girl to the right but didn't quite get there.

ready for back crawl (which took over 4 minutes last year and she needed a little help)

no help needed this year - she's going strong

Lucy was so proud of her sister!

And Cate was so proud of herself which is the best part of it all!!!!


  1. Oh, man, this just gets me EVERY time!! CONGRATULATIONS, Cate!!! This is phenomenal!!

  2. I love this whole post! Go Cate!

  3. Hi, just found your blog. What an inspiration she is. I have a DS son who is ten. I look forward to reading your posts. Elise

  4. That is so awesome to see the progress she made from last year with beating her time and not needing any help on the back crawl! Go Cate!