Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rockland Breakwater Ocean Race

Sam had a race yesterday at the Rockland Breakwater (stolen photo).  The course was an out-and-back two times for a total of 3.2 miles.  Sam wore the wetsuit I got him for Christmas and swam the race in one hour and twelve minutes.  Be impressed.  Be very impressed.

And I had decided not to drive down with the kids, but if he had told me he was going to WIN we would have all driven down together.  Geez.
That's his first open-water win.  I really wish we had all been there to watch him coming in and get his award.  I just didn't know if I could have kept Reed from jumping off of the breakwater into the cold ocean.  Next year, we'll make a family day of it.  We are very proud.

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

OOOh, I am so proud, Sam. Congrats. I went with my friend Jo down to see the Rockland breakwater last week because I wanted to see where you were going to be swimming. It is gorgeous there but Emilie, having walked out on the breakwater,I know how smart it was of you not to take the kids there. I can only imagine what it would have been like trying to keep Reed out of the water.

Michelle said...

Ohhhhhh Sam congrats!!! That's really incredible!!!

Sarah Woulfin said...

Congrats to Sam!!

Anna said...

good grief. impressed doesn't begin to cover it. super awesome.

Carver Fam said...

Sammy, I am impossibly proud of you right now.