Yesterday Mark had a surprise for the kids, we got up early and headed down to the Allan Jones Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee to watch the U.S. Olympic Swim Team practice.
Since our family enjoys the Olympics and make an effort to watch the events televised on the main station (since we don’t get the others) this was especially exciting for the children.
In God’s good providence we had a great view of the team practicing in the outside pool
and the kids were able to talk with a few of the athletes, get some autographs and even a picture with Brendan Hansen.
(I’m thankful that ALL the children got into the picture, there was no time to double check to see if someone was missing.)
We were leaving the same time as Michael Phelps. This is the best picture I got, but he gave the kids a wave (while I stood there without the camera).
This year the Olympic swimming competition will be even more fun than usual and the kids are especially pulling for Brendan Hansen to win his first individual gold medal!
Do you watch/enjoy the Olympics in your home?
Can any swim fans help us identify the two female swimmers pictured?