Friday, March 16, 2007

This morning I went to the Prince George's County School-based Invitational Special Olympic Swim Meet. Kevin was particiapting, this was his his third year.

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.

Kevin's classmate, J finishes.

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.


AM Kingsfield said...

I had fun at last year's meet. Great pictures! Sorry I missed it.

Mom said...

You should feel very proud!

just me said...

what a great morning! congratulations!

do you know anything about SO equestrian events? D rides and I would love to get him involved.

greeny said...

Fantastic! Kevin's heart was probably ready to burst from pride like yours was! What a wonderful day!