Jersey Shore (PA) Swim Blog

Jersey Shore (PA) Swim Blog

Saturday, June 25, 2011

First Dip N Dance of the Summer

Although a bit chilly, the Dip N Dance was held last night and a good number of kids showed up.  Several relays were incorporated into the night, including the T-shirt and the Kickboard Relay.

The T-shirt relay required kids to get into groups of four.  The lead swimmer had to swim across the pool with a t-shirt, get out, take it off and and hand it to the next relay swimmer.
Taking a wet t-shirt off a body can be a bit difficult as can be
seen with the pictures above and below (click to enlarge)

Or was putting on a wet t-shirt the hardest part of the relay?
(click on picture to enlarge)

Several kids commented that they never knew that it was so hard to swim with a t-shirt.  Although one mother commented that she had never seen her son swim so well, even in practice and swim meets.  If you see a kid swimming in this summer's meets with a t-shirt, you'll know who we are talking about.

The next race was the kickboard relay.  This was a bit different from the kickboard drills in practice.  The first swimmer had to kick down the length of the pool.  Once at the other end, that swimmer had to "pick-up" swimmer number two and both kick back down the lentgh of pool.  Swimmer number three joined in and all three kicked down the lentgh of the pool to get the anchor swimmer.  All four swimmers had to kick down the final lentgh of the pool to finish the race.  If any swimmer let go of the kickboard, the team was disqualified.

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