Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Most of our summer activities revolved around the three older kids' diving.
They learned enough moves this summer that they truly appreciated Olympic diving.
Although none of them competed at the city meet, all three of them participated in divisionals.
I took a few videos at Lily's meet, but her diving that night was not spectacular. She qualified for city, and I know if she had continued, she could have done much better. That's the problem with diving--you have an off meet, and you're really off. She qualified for city, but it didn't really matter by that point, since she was at Girls' Camp.
Here's half of the cheering section. Dive meets are so much more pleasant to watch than swim meets, and I can't figure out why.
Hyrum also had an off day for divisionals.
It was his first year, and he tried really hard and learned a lot.
When they announced the standings, Hyrum was the first alternate, and I thin he was satisfied with that finish. I think he'll want to do it again next year.

Micah took diving a few years ago, but this year was almost like his first year all over again.
Something clicked for him halfway through the season, and he started doing crazy stuff.

My favorite to watch is this reverse--I could never be that brave, but he makes it look so easy.

He surprised us all by finishing 3rd at divisionals, and he's already talking about next season.

Summer in AZ--it already seems like it was forever ago. Although it's still over 100* every day, the pool long ago lost its thrill. We're ready for cooler weather. Hopefully in two weeks . . . 


  1. Look at that tuck and those pointed toes in that last picture! I swam competitively for 8 years....and I always hoped I would have a little swimmer or diver! I think dive meets are more enjoyable simply because they are quieter and there's less commotion! :)

  2. I think diving is a good discipline. That increased body and spatial awareness translates to a lot of things.