Sunday, April 7, 2013

Way to Go, Audrey and Cooper!

I was not involved in organized sports when I was young.  We lived out in the country and spent most of our times riding bikes or playing games made up on the spot.  So, when I see young people particiapte in a sport a part of me is envious...such discipline...so much accomplished...and yet another part relieved that I was more of a free spirit riding Mr. Walker's cows.

Last month my niece, Audrey Beck, qualified to compete in the state swimming meet in Indianapolis, IN at the IUPUI Natorium for the 11-12 year old for girls.  She belongs to the Munster Swim Club and their team is called the Sea Horses.  Audrey qualified, along with the team, for the 200 Free, 50 Free, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay, 50 Breaststroke, and the 100 & 200 Free Relay.   Wow!  That is a lot and got me tired just typing it all.

And...to add more to the family's busy schedule....Audrey's younger brother, Cooper was in his last acting class and having a performance on Saturday...the same day as Audrey's competition.  Cooper's mom, Becky and Grandma Linda stayed at home to see Cooper's performance.  Colby, their dad, took Audrey for the swimming competition...and everyone, including Aunt Claudia from Cincinnati, came to see the finals on Sunday, after Cooper's acting debut.  What talent!!!

So...it is with great admiration that I congratulate Audrey and her teammates.  They placed 7th at the State Championships in the 200 yard Medley Relay.  They also came in 3rd place in the 200 Free Relay!........and.....Audrey placed 10th in the 50 yard freestyle for 11-12 year old girls...and 9th in the 50 breaststroke!  I am so proud of her.  Here are a few pictures.
Munster Swim Club (Audrey is second from right.)
 
Audrey getting her "AAA" trophy with Olympian Chloe Sutton!
 
And look at Cooper!...he has a swimming trophy too!
 
I have a video of Cooper in his play...but can't get it on here.  Sorry, Cooper.  We are so very proud of you too!
 
If you want to read a fun story about Audrey....check Happy Thanksgiving.  Sorry, again, Cooper, you were just a baby then...so did not have much part in the story.
 



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