swimming with sabir muhammad

still catching up:

last April, our budding swimmer, mercyGirl, attended the Born to Swim Clinic
at the PG Sports and Learning Complex
with world-champion swimmer Sabir Muhammad.

they listened to a motivational talk by Muhammad,
were able to ask him questions,
got a copy of his book, Born to Swim,
then they hit the water to work on some techniques.
finally, they got to try out their stroke against him in a short freestyle race.

Sabir Muhammad stands tall in the midst of swim fans.
Sabir Muhammad stands tall in the midst of young swim fans.

mercyGirl is in the third lane from the right with the lime green cap.
you’ll notice with a chuckle that Muhammad doesn’t hit the water until the kids are half way down the lane!

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homeschool day in May at the navy museum: the science of early sailing

still catching up:

last May at Homeschool at the Navy Museum: the science of early sailing.
the little girls made their initials in signal flags.
both girls designed boats,
but the big girls had to design their boat to hold a heavy load:

signGirl's initials in signal flags
signGirl’s initials in signal flags
prayerGirl's initials in signal flags
prayerGirl’s initials in signal flags
signGirl's ship design
signGirl’s ship design
the model ship in the background has nothing on prayerGirl's ship design
the model ship in the background has nothing on prayerGirl’s ship design
this is the boat that can really float
this is the boat that can really float
bottom of the boat that can really float
bottom of the boat that can really float

they also had some high-pressure fun
in the trajectory challenge.
how far did they shoot?
watch where they stop when they run out to collect the bean bag they shot.