Sunday, March 11, 2012

Swim meet - go Vikings!

Madeleine’s Blog

March 11, 2012
With friends before Friday's swim meet
Madeleine has now made it half-way through her radiation treatments, and is doing amazingly well so far.

So well, in fact, that her swim coach asked her to swim in four events (!) at the swim meet Montgomery High had last Friday against Cardinal Newman. As many of you know, Madeleine has recently started physical therapy to help with "range of motion" difficulties in her left arm (as well as discomfort with turning her head) as a result of the surgery she had back in January. In addition, she has had to miss a lot of practice because of back-to-back surgeries. 

Madeleine leading the team cheer (in center, making a splash!)
We were proud to watch her press through the challenges of competing under those conditions as she swam freestyle in the 50 meter and 100 meter races, as well as the 4 x 50 relay and the 4 x 100 relay. While Madeleine may not have broken any "personal best" records, she did demonstrate an amazing ability to overcome obstacles, adapt, and persevere.

By the way, Montgomery's Varsity & JV women ended up winning the swim meet - go Vikings!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yea! Good job Madeleine!! Glad you got to swim!! Cute picture too!! I'd like to come watch, I'll have to get your swim schedule. Hope to see you soon. Lola