06 December 2009

Saturday at Gator Holiday Classic

Up bright and early for day 2 of big meet swimming. Shannon got the day started in the early session with a near best time 50 Free at 26.67. She then got a little tied up on her 100 Back start by bottoming out in the shallow end and tried to recover, but finished with a respectable 1:11.69. The Blue Dolfins 13-14 Girls 200 Free Relay was awesome, swimming a 1:46.70. Shannon did her 50 split in 26.3, an unofficial best time. Leah Sims brought the team back from a body length deficit in the final 25 (25.5, 50 split.)

Visit the cafeteria again and pig out on the buffet. Then off to the afternoon session.

There has been a Mickey sighting. Repeat. Mickey Kennedy is in the building. With one chance to show that he was serious, Mickey put up a huge time on his 50 Free. He dropped his personal best by over a second posting a 29.01.

We then made our way around campus for a few stops at various stores and got back to the hotel for a little rest and some birthday cake. (Happy birthday, Rachel Patterson!). At the same exact time as the SEC Championship kicks off, we are back in the van headed for Finals.

In the evening finals, we saw lots of teammates with awesome swims, individual efforts (glad to have Paige Mooread at Oviedo) and some great team effort in relays throughout all age groups. The Dolfins rocked despite how bad the Gators sucked in a 32-13 loss to the better prepared and better coached Alabama squad.

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