On Saturday (August 7th), Amy and Lib swam in the Open Water event in the Masters’ swim meet in Sweden. The course was 3 km in beautiful Lake Delsjön (see photo!).
Lake Delsjön, Sweden
They came in pretty much right in the middle of the pack of 40 swimmers in their age group: at 53:01.0 (Amy) and 53:02.9 (Lib) — kudos once more!
In the meantime, Charlotte Davis, also of the North End Otters, who lured all her team mates to go to Sweden with her, has been doing very well indeed! Here’s how Amy and Lib reported it in their comment on the previously mentioned article in the Shoreline News Blog:
Everyone has had great swims. Charlotte Davis won five gold medals and broke two world records, 400 and 200 IM-60-64 yrs, Mike McColley – gold in the 400 IM, silver in 800 free and 200 back. Three other swimmers placed in the top 10 in their events. WE are having a blast.
Amy and Lib took off for Sweden the other day along with a gang of other members of the North End Otters (Masters adult swim team) to compete in the FINA World Masters Championships. Read all about it in an article in the Shoreline Area News (along with a great picture of Amy and Lib from after the Alcatraz swim a few years ago). Their event–800 meter freestyle–was TODAY (July 31, 2010), and the results are already in (at the meet site above)! They came in .19 seconds apart (at 20th and 21st): hurray! The Boomerang is looking forward to more details of the meet and the extended trip on their return!
In other sports news, there’s a fun video of ecstatic World Cup moments here.
Kayla Wheeler has been selected to be on the U.S. Paralympic Team. She will be competing in the World Paralympic Swim Championships in Rio De Janeiro Brazil. We just got back from the Canadian/American Paralympic Swim Championships in Edmonton Alberta. Kayla swam great! A picture is below with all of her medals. For those that may not know, Kayla was in my kindergarten class. I (Lib) taught her how to swim when she was five years old. Amy and I have continued to coach her over the years. She is now 13 years old and is paralympic bound.