Sunday, November 05, 2006

Nippy at Nippers!

Charlee and Adam braved the weather at Cronulla Beach today without a complaint.

Charlee's group started off in the rock pool for board training. The tide was high and the waves were crashing over the sides and the girls loved it. Later Charlee's group were competing by racing into the water, performing a shallow dive, racing around human buoys before racing back onto the beach. Charlee would come in last or second last - not from lack of ability but rather from the joy of swimming. She would dive 2 or 3 times, let a few waves crash over her and then do a handstand before returning to shore! She absolutely loves the water. The only time she gave it her all was when the boys challenged the girls to a race. She ended up beating all but four of the boys. She'll show them!

Adam on the other hand can be quite competitive but in one particular event on the beach, he kept coming in second last and wasn't showing much enthusiasm. It took me awhile but I finally figured out his logic - as soon as you get eliminated you get to go and build sand castles! Win a race or build a sand castle - a real dilemma for 7 year old boys!
The rough surf didn't stop these Surf Boat Rowers from training.


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