I don’t want to write too much because I think this photo speaks for itself. It was taken yesterday at our YMCA by my friend and photographing maven; you can find more of her work at her website or Flickrstream.
Sophie is an enthusiastic and capable swimmer – especially her backstroke. She has been a water-lover since she was very tiny (three months old) and has proceeded at her own pace. She never misses a practice unless we miss it for her – that is, family events conspire to keep her away. Tonight after practice she signed up for three events in Saturday’s swim meet: the 100 Individual Medley, 25 Backstroke, and 50 Breaststroke. She will likely also participate in a relay or two.
I hope my children continue to grow in the things they love: feeling not pressure but unconditional support from their father and I; not relying on our praise or cajolement or bargaining or prizes or bribes to continue in the things they love doing.
Go Sophie, Go!
Even if your caption hadn’t said that Sophie never misses a practice, her face says it! She is beautiful. And your friend’s photography is amazing.