Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Mira's in Swimming Training

In Egypt, if a child or teenager wants to compete in swimming competitions they need to pass a certain number of tests or "stars" as they're called. Mira is in her first training period to earn her first star in September.

While Mira knows that she's not the best in the class, yet, not the worse, when she doesn't do well she just answers "I don't care. I just want to swim."

OK, well, for someone just wanting to swim, she goes to the club 3 times a week for an hour and a half each training session to swim just for fun. Not only does she go, but she goes religiously.

Mira's freestyle is not the best; ok it's really bad. I think it's because she wasn't given enough instruction on how to turn her head and breathe while she raises her arms. But recently after finishing a grueling two weeks on freestyle, the coaches moved the swimmers to the backstroke.
Finally, something Mira understands. Now I don't think the backstroke is that easy, but for some reason this is Mira's strength.

Not only did she do well, she came in 1st place out of the entire team of 18-20 swimmers in the 100 meters. I'm so proud of her. What's even better, she didn't make a big deal out of it, so I have to.

I'm so proud of her!!




Cairogal said...

Yay for Mira!! That's the spirit of devotion!

EVA said...

Wow! Masha Allah--congrats to Mira--that is really great. I like the back stroke myself--I can go a lot further and faster than I can free-style!

Marian said...

Cairogal and Eva - Thanks for the comments. I am really proud of her, and so is her father.

Layla said...

Way to go Mira!!! YEAH!!!!! :) I am so glad she likes her swimming lessons. I think every parents should get their kids lessons when they are young. My mom did that for me and it was the best thing she ever did.

Love and Hugs!!!