Sunday, 19 August 2012

More badges!

Yesterday was a grey, cold and rainy day here. A perfect day to go swimming again at the indoor swimming hall. The kids were keen on trying for some more swimming badges, so we had a look if there was any more challenges they could take on.

Linnea went for the Bronze Shark, and also took it - she had to swim for 100 m straight.
Lucas wanted to try for the 'Simborgarmärket', probably the most well known swimming badge of all of them, and for that he had to swim 200m.
I wasn't sure he was going to make it, he was so busy clowning around just before and wasn't really listening; plus I thought he might had tired himself out going down the slide over and over again while we waited for the lady who was going to do the test.

But, he put his goggles on, stuck his head down and just swam! Super fast, beautifully and without stopping at all - eight lengths, 200m, without ANY issues at all! He could've gone even longer!
I guess when it comes down to it, he can do a lot more that he (or we!) think!

Unfortunately they were out of the 'Simborgarmärket' badges (?!) at the pool, so we couldn't get him one. I had to call all the other swimming halls in the region to locate one, and we are now having to make a special drive to Skövde to collect it tomorrow. Ah well, the things you do!

Anyhow, I'm so very, very proud of them, and impressed!
I hope they will thrive from that good feeling of accomplishment as well. Now they are on a mission, and we will keep going for more badges next time we come back to Sweden, that's for sure!

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