Last year, when I drove down to Stuart for State, I returned rather disappointed and wrote afterwards: “…I just didn’t feel like there was passion present at the meet.”
This year however, I thought that BOTH the Chiles boys and girls teams demonstrated a lot of heart, but the history-making Lincoln teams brought a lot of passion and personal fire to the meet this year too. Leon only brought three swimmers, who all performed ADMIRABLY, but it’s hard to get STOKED when there’s so few swimmers.
This year, I think that the excitement on deck manifested itself in excellent performances in the pool.
Below are some of my favorite assorted photos from the meet; after the Tallahassee Democrat article(s) come out tomorrow or the next day, I will post the full album on Facebook!
Relays and starts were critical in the Chiles Boys’ success: relays score high points, and unlike last year, safe starts kept all of the relays from being disqualified.
Medals, smiles, camaraderie, and generally high spirits abounded.