Alyssa is going to follow in her sisters footsteps and decline swimming at the college level. She feels that it's time to move on with her life and focus on other things besides the bottom of the pool. I totally agree and support her, but Ohhh my gosh I just love watching them compete. After all I have been doing this since my girls were 6 and 8 years old. So this next weekend as I watch her take her final swim will be one of the saddest moments in my life.
Anyway here are just 2-3 of the thousands of photos I took at the region meet. The first photo I really love. I love her beautiful form. Alyssa is the swimmer at the top. It's a bit of an optical illusion. It looks like she is jumping over the top of her teammate, but she is actually in the lane next to her. This in the 200 free which Alyssa won the event and placed 1st in the region.
Of course this is every parents dream. To watch your child be so successful and in the end be so happy. Alyssa is accepting the girls trophy. Bingham girls team and boys team won the regional meet. It was one of the best moments ever, and a great way for Alyssa to finish out the season.
Alyssa was interviewed by a local newspaper. Click HERE to view the article. We were very excited. You see, the sport of swimming just does not get the newspaper coverage that other traditional sports get. So it's always a great moment to read something about swimming in the paper. However, the reporter did change things just a little and tried to get Alyssa to talk trash about other teams and the boys team, but he just could not get it out of her. I guess the reported didn't realize that swimmers are a tight knit group and they are best friends with each other HAHA. We were very proud of her.