My Daughter Won the Chamiponship Medal at Swimming!

@jennybianca (12918)
Australia
February 20, 2008 5:35am CST
Today, my 14 year old daughter won the year 10/11 Championship medal for Swimming at her school. She was in 7 events, but the events that counted for the medal were freestyle (first), backstroke (first), butterfly (second & breastroke (second). She was thrilled of course. The day was quite cold & windy, not good at all for swimming & most unusual for February. I stayed the whole day & watched everything.
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• United States
20 Feb 08
Gongratulations! She must be quite the athlete. Did she not win last year as well?
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
20 Feb 08
Yes. Last year she won the Year 9 Championship Medal. You have a great memory.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I also seem to recall her mentioning she won last year as well. A great athelete she has for a daughter. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@GardenGerty (89953)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Feb 08
I am glad you got to be there for your daughter. If the weather was so unfavorable did you get chilled to the bone? Were there warm places for the competitors when they were not in the water? Your heart must have been pounding while you watched. Give her our best wishes. What comes next? Higher levels of competition?
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
I wasn't too cold where I was sitting. There were many warm places for the swimmers. I found a rug in the car for Bianca & she shared it with a friend. The next is a country carnival on this weekend, that we are leaving for tomorrow. Next Wednesday is the Interschool high School Competition. The following weekend is the State Sprint & Relay Championships. This is the highest level. Bianca is in the backstroke & both relay teams. After that there will be a break from competition for nearly 2 months, which Bianca really needs. Training will still continue.
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@Fishmomma (11569)
• United States
20 Feb 08
This is great news. I'm glad she won. She really did great. Congrats on all the medals.
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
20 Feb 08
Thanks very Much. It was very exciting for us all.
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@AmbiePam (45691)
• United States
20 Feb 08
Congratulations to her! Please give her my own congratulations if you will. She is quite accomplished, even at such an early age. There is no telling how much she will accomplish as she grows older. Does it give you a sense of contentment knowing you reared a daughter who is obviously so talented and self-sufficient?
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
Yes, I am proud that she is talented & such a hard & committed worker with good values.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
20 Feb 08
Congratulations for your daughter. So how many medals does this make? She must be pretty tough to withstand the cold and win the championship.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
20 Feb 08
She has five medals & one trophy. She is hard working, but the cold today has its effects on her.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
20 Feb 08
That is great!! You must be really proud. She must be a heck of swimmer! Congratulations!
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
Thank You. She trains very hard.
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• Canada
20 Feb 08
that is great. tell her congradulations and kep up the good work. and yes that is cold to do this time of year
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
Thank You. It was unusually cold for February.
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@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
21 Feb 08
That's an honor both you and your daughter can be very proud of. Heartiest congratulations to her, and credit to you too as the mother who is responsible for her upbringing and achievement. Fourteen is a very good age to be excelling in this competitive sport of swimming. Your daughter has the aptitude and potential to go far and break new ground in this sport. I hope you will encourage her to push the limit and aim for a higher target (assuming she has the interest in this), and who knows, one day she may make the headlines as a great sportswoman your country is proud to count among her distinguished achievers.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
Thank you for these great comments. She is a high achiever & a very hard worker. It is going to be incredibly difficult to reach the top. But as long as she wants to do this. I will not push her, just support her.
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@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
21 Feb 08
Yes, support her, encourage her and let her know that you are there for her all the way should she have the interest to pursue this. That will provide the motivation for her knowing that you are right behind her. I think that's a good approach to adopt.
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@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
21 Feb 08
Really that is good to know Congrats for that. Support your daughter as you just dont know what luck in life awaits the proud parents like you.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
I just want my daughter to be happy & successful.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
21 Feb 08
Congrats to your daughter. it seems all your family is so happy at her feat. its nice to win medals and all.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
Thank you. It is an achievement to win medals, as they are hard to come by in swimming.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
You must be so proud of her! You've often mentioned how much she trains for her swimming and it looks like it's paid off! Maybe she's our next Olympic swimmer?!
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
She wouldn't make it to the London Olympics in 4 years time, maybe the olympics after that, in 8 years time. But that is an awful lot of training.
• Malaysia
21 Feb 08
wow congratulations to your daughter, she must be so happy! And you must have been so proud of her! :D tell her to keep up the good work!
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
Thank you very much. I will tell her that you & others on My Lot wish her luck.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Congrats to you and your daughter. Ah those Aussies, they can swim!!!! Hope you stayed warm in the bleachers.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
Thank you. Yes, Australians are the best swimmers in the world,(so they say) so it would be incredibly hard for my daughter to reach the top.
21 Feb 08
Congratulations! You must be a very proud mom! One of the greatest achivements mothers experience is seeing their children push their way to success. Your daughter is so young and she's is making her momma proud! Isn't it great? Of course, she wouldn't have done it without your inspiration and guidance. You must be a very great mother, that's why! And cheers to your daughter. What an achiever!
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
Thank you for your great comments. Its not easy for either of us. At age 14, to train 10 hours, plus travel each week,. On top of that is school homework & she is in year 10 & doing year 11.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
21 Feb 08
Wow... Congratulations to your daughter... this is the start of something big for her... winning gold at a very young age... she must be very competitive... Is she planning to continue swimming or to make a career out of this sport... i had classmates who became part of the natinal team... and competed with other countries... not all of them won... but being able to represent the country is enough honor for them... So do you see you daughter competing in other countries?...
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
It's very hard to say, possibly, but really I would say it is only an outside chance. To get to the stage of representing our country would require at least another four to six years of training. She wants to go to University,. & it is rare for swimmers to be able to do both.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
21 Feb 08
WTG. I mentioned she'd win a medal. Now is she going to me your countries next Summer Olympic Swimmer? That would be great wouldn't it. tell her grats from me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
You were right about her winning it last year too. The next summer olympics are in 4 years time at London. I doubt whether she will be ready by then, more likely the following Olympics in 8 years time. We have one member from her club that is aiming for the London olmpics.