Saturday, January 16, 2010

Going Bananas?

It may have been cold outside today but it was steamy hot inside.

Today was the Cotter Invite, it involves 10 high schools from around the area.  This is such a fun meet, whoever wins the heat receives a banana.

The kids are very proud of their bananas; they pose with them, tuck them away in a safe spot, or some teams tape them to the wall.

I love the idea because it rewards those swimmers for their accomplishments even though they may not be at the top of their event.  What an uplifting self-esteem boosting idea.

Little K's strongest event is the 50 Yard Free style.   Going into today's meet she was seeded 3rd and finished in 2nd place with a time of 25.78  seconds qualifying her for state competition. 

When the results were posted we were very surprised to hear that the girl who finished first was disqualified putting Little K in 1st place.  What a blessing that was.

Here's a picture of her waiting to received her medal.

We are so thankful for the blessings God bestowed on Little K today.  She received 1st  place in her event winning a gold medal, a state qualifying time, and yes - she did get her banana.

Several team members received bananas through out the day - what a fun day it was.



Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

How exciting! Congratulations to Little K. When will the state competition be?

Frau said...

Congrats to Little K! So cool! I love the bananas idea! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Ginger Jasper said...

What a lovely post..Lovely idea.. Hugs GJ x

RCUBEs said...

That's great they get to enjoy swimming despite the cold outside. Awesome God! You just never know when His blessings will pour just like that...Congratulations little K!

Suz said...

Congratulations to Kaitlin. do they ever eat the bananas? After that much effort, I would!

Ina in Alaska said...

Love the header picture! Looks like Anchorage!! congrats on Little K winning her banana. Oh I LOVE bananas!!! xoxo