I found Kevin's classroom teacher and non-swimming classmates and sat by them. I was immediately greeted by one student with "Hi, Kevin's mom!"
The meet opened with the singing and signing of the National Anthem, followed by the athletes' pledge and the coachs' pledge.
Of all the SO events I've been to, it seems the swim meets are the best organized. Kevin and his classmate are escorted to the waiting are for their heat.
Here he comes in the 25 meter freestyle event.
J is awarded a medal for second place.
Kevin gets his medal for finishing first.
What's a mom to do? Cheer like crazy, or take pictures, or wipe the tears from her eyes so she can just see? Somehow I managed all three.