the Pool and the Party @CHAMPs 2013

In between watching the races, the screaming, the partying and the officiating (freestyle races are the most boring aspect of being a stroke and turn judge – the slots that I got!), I managed to snap a few super shots (with help from Hubbie!).  This is what makes a team, more like a family……… Love … Continue reading

Swim Champs 2013!

Last weekend we headed to Eindhoven in NL, for the EFSL Swim Championships.  Competing against 19 teams from all over Europe (DODDS and International Schools), the NATO Marlins were hopeful considering that we are a medium sized team in the league.  Thila had been working hard over the season, on technique and speed, and had … Continue reading

Day 337 – the long drive to Luxembourg, and the fast dash back for Dinner!

Omg! Another early start! This time the kids needed to be at school by 7.15am as the bus was leaving for their first swim meet, in Luxembourg.  Cheerleading parents needed to follow in the car, but luckily we managed to hang out at home and have a leisurely breakfast before leaving. The drive was horrible. … Continue reading

Day 330 – Saturday Swim

Saturday 26th November 2011. This weekend is the most challenging so far of our swimming timetable.  We started with a Saturday try out for the school team, delayed by 2 hours as the coaching team miscalculated the start time with the pool, and followed up with Thila swimming for CNSW at a Belgian competition in … Continue reading

Day 250 – Back to the ‘pool routine’..

I was not looking forward to the return of the ‘pool runs’. School runs are one thing.  It’s a straight forward drop off or pick up without too much hanging around in-between.   Pool runs are another matter.  They involve huge commitment and endurance, dedication and skill, and careful forward planning.  And I’m just talking about … Continue reading

Day 98 – The shape of friday nights to come……

This is the new way forward for Friday nights.  After my moaning and groaning a couple of weeks back regarding the sofa sleeping habits of my family, they have gone into overdrive regarding their health and sporting habits.  Both kids have signed up for a competitive swim team with a Belgian club, and Hubbie has … Continue reading