Every year in March Med-City Aquatics (MCA) hosts the Short Course State Swim Meet. Athletes from all over Minnesota come to compete for a place on the podium (1st through 8th place medals) and the chance at winning the champion trophy for their age group and their event. The State Meet is a qualified times only meet, meaning swimmers have to work very hard throughout the swim season to obtain Champ Times that enable them to swim at this event. Remington swam in three individual events (50 Breast, 100 Breast, 100 Individual Medley) and two relay events. Thousands of people of descended on the Rec Center to watch four days of very competitive swimming. Tiffany was the volunteer coordinator for this event so for weeks she organized positions, helped prepare the Rec Center and called volunteers.
Nick, the kids and Tiffany's parents showed up to watch the first day of competition.
Remington getting ready to fly off the blocks during a relay.
Breaststroke is Remington's specialty.
The Orca relay team that took second place at State.
A very happy Remington.
Not winning is difficult for a competitor. Remington took fifth in State in the 50 Breast (which is amazing!!!) but he didn't quite understand why his Grandmother was so proud of him.
Erik was a VERY proud brother that day!
Tiffany spent the entire weekend at the Rec Center from 6 in the morning until 8 at night. While mom was away the kids did play! It was probably way too cold for this activity but the children threw on their swimsuits and swim caps and went outside for a water gun fight! (Mom was sent pictures after the kids were warm inside drinking hot chocolate!)
The Water gun fort.
Erik enjoyed running after people with a squirt gun full of cold water!
The brothers battling.
Run Erik, Run!
I wanted to take a "Where's Waldo" photo of Erik but there were just too many spectators so Erik was kept in the front row while Nick and I worked.
Five events. Five medals. A very impressive meet for Remington.