Rachel was the surprise of the night. She hasn't really had any formal swim team training. She competed with girls who had been swimming on teams for a few years, and held her own. She earned three ribbons! She is tall and strong, and I think that really works to her advantage.
Hannah is our little competitor (followed closely by Abby!). She has had NO swim lessons let alone swim team experience, and she ribboned in all three categories. She needs to work on her starts and her entry dives as she gets a slow start, but she recoups her time with sheer strength and determination.
Rachel and Hannah were so excited they actually stopped squabbling with each other. And they got their swim caps on properly. Score!