The Show Must Go On…

10 Nov

The show must go on…

Despite intermittent rain, unseasonable cold, and biting wind, today’s Swimming Club races went ahead.

Three determined women (including yours truly) and ten equally determined men all braved the conditions.

Our program of two sprints  and a distance event all proceeded smoothly, and despite what nature had thrown at us, we seemed to have a pretty good time.

My husband Ron kept the time in Lane One, with our little Maltese Chicki at his feet.

Better than spending the afternoon watching the box…

Despite the rain, Chicki stays snug

Despite the rain, Chicki stays snug


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6 Responses to “The Show Must Go On…”

  1. November 10, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    He certainly looks like he’s had a wonderful swim. Wet or dry he’d have to win a lot of hearts.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp November 10, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      Chicki’s a sweetie! (She’s a girl!!) And so far she hasn’t tried swimming, though she’s getting better at taking a warm bath…

      • November 10, 2013 at 11:03 am #

        She is lovely. Did she just get wet in the rain?

  2. Margaret L. Sharp (@MargaretLynett1) November 10, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    Yes! I wonder if one can get hooded doggy raincoats…

  3. davidprosser November 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Margaret, I agree almost anything is better than staying at home watching the box but I’m not sure what you’ve described counts as pleasure. I’d rather have the TV than that. How did you do in the races? Well I hope. In answer to your last question, there are tons of hooded raincoats available. that’s just ebay.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • Margaret L. Sharp (@MargaretLynett1) November 11, 2013 at 2:46 am #

      Hi, David! Thanks for your good wishes. I actually had the most successful day (in fact the only successful day) I’ve had this season, with two wins, one second and one third in the handicaps. The men and the women compete together in the sprints, but the low attendance certainly helped in the distance race (of over three hundred metres.)
      The water was warm enough, anyway. 🙂
      Thanks for the link! I hope that they will ship to Australia! (Saw some nice ones, and they’re quite low priced!)
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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