Monday, March 22, 2010

Alina ROCKS!!!

I'm so proud of my friend!!!! This is us....way back in the beginning. Alina is in the foreground with the striped suit and no goggles. I'm next to her. (My Mom is right behind me with the white shirt..timing the race. Is that Mary's Dad next to her?) This was the beginning of our competitive swimming days. We were on Nautilus Swim Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. I think we were about 10 or 11 here. I wish I knew what event this was. But look at her now!!!! This is so cool!!!

She's top 10 in the WORLD in the 50m Free!!!!

[35-39]50m Freestyle Women Short Course
RankFull NameCountryTime

1
CRAY ZoeGBR 26.37

2
ABERG HelenSWE27.06
3
SCHUBERT ManuelaGER27.16
4
MAYVILLE-ARMAS J uSA 27.20
5
BRAUN ErikaUSA27.28
6
PEREZ MariaESP27.29
7
FORNI MaddalenaITA27.33
8
VERGANI ValeriaITA27.39
9
IWASHITA MidoriJPN27.42
10
PEREZ-SMITH Alina USA 27.47


These are the TOP 10 Swimmer in the the 50 m free in the 35-39 age group in the WORLD!!!!!!

Alina Perez-Smith is one of my best friends in the whole WORLD!!!!! We've been friends since we were 5. We started swimming together at a very young age and I am so so proud of her. What better way to ring in age 40 later this year!

Seriously impressive.

Alina has a Master's Championships meet next weekend in Boston. Check out her blog for results!! http://www.crazyforswimming.blogspot.com/


CONGRATS ALINA!!!!
p.s. Mary posted this too...I had to do the same. I want everyone to hear about our super speedy friend.
p.p.s. Next up: Tucson. I'll try to post pictures and stories from our adventures in the Southwest!

6 comments:

Meg said...

Amazing! That's so neat to hear that she's just kept moving forward with her swimming, so neat.

cheryl said...

awesome!!! fun that you have that pic from when you were kids.

Mary IronMatron said...

ALina just told me she also is number 10 in the 50 meter fly in the World. Can you even imagine? Top 10 in two events inthe world? Our little Maine girl! ! hahaha! Amazing!

I love that cute pic.

Swimming for ME said...

Thanks Ange!!... good times back then and good FRIENDS never go away!

(I think that is Mr. Rioux on the right. )

Melissa said...

Very very cool that you are friends with such a superstar!! Course you and Mary are both super swimmers as well.

MaineSport said...

Nice memories- the chalkboards, maroon & gold colors, etc-