This is a big week for us Catholics. One that that is full of symbolism, and meaning. Once a year at this time we pause in silence, bow our heads, and await the arrival of this momentous occasion. I am referring of course to the Twin Cities Catholic Athletic Association swimming championships.
Last night 20 Prospect Jr. and his teammates competed in the finals at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. This was his second year on the swim team, and his first swimming individual events at finals. He qualified in 3 events, and placed well in each of them. We couldn’t have been more proud of him, and the way he overcame his shyness, to swim in front of several hundred people. I’m not sure I could have done that at age 9.
Tonight the girls take to the pool, and Lil’ Miss 20 Prospect will be competing in 3 events as well. She continues to amaze me by the easy grace with which she competes. She seldom seems nervous, and is a calming influence on some of the other kids on the team. She’s not a competitive kid, and goes out each time focusing on beating her previous time. This is her 3rd year swimming in the finals, and has become old hat for her. I never get tired of watching her and the way she cheers on her teammates.
So tonight it’s a quick dinner then back to the University.