Our great summer: Ferguson swim team

At the June 23 swim meet, Ludi competed in the freestyle relay and individual races.

At the June 23 swim meet, Ludi competed in the freestyle relay and individual races.

This summer we embarked on a new adventure: Ludi joined the Ferguson Swim Team.

We heard about it from a fellow Ferguson mom. When we saw the team marching in the July 4th parade, we thought it might be something fun to try.

So this spring we let Ludi and Josie give it a shot. It had been long enough since Josie last set foot in a pool that she was uncomfortable and didn’t do well that first day. We decided to put her into regular swim lessons with the rest of the kids, but let Ludi try the team.

Ludi got to ride in a truck near the end of the Fourth of July parade with the rest of the Ferguson Swim Team.

Ludi got to ride in a truck near the end of the Fourth of July parade with the rest of the Ferguson Swim Team.

Ludi at her last swim meet before we had to leave town on vacation.

Ludi at her last swim meet before we had to leave town on vacation.

The swim team involved a lot of work and commitment, but Ludi really thrived. The daily practices greatly improved her swimming ability and her strength. She learned several strokes and competed in meets in freestyle and backstroke.

Yoli and I took turns volunteering as timers and working in the “bullpen” helping shuttle kids around during swim meets.

About Josh Renaud

I'm the Emperor of the Renaud Empire, which is to say that I'm the husband of a Boliviana and the father of three daughters and one son. When I'm not conquering lands and expanding borders, I'm a newspaper designer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Find me on Twitter (@Kirkman) or Google+.
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