This year, since Karly was aging out of our neighborhood swim team, she decided she wanted to swim in the 50 Meter Butterfly event for 15 - 18 year old girls. Karly has been swimming on our team since she was 9 years old, but she generally swims breaststroke or freestyle, although she often swims butterfly in practice. The kids on our team are AWESOME, as they will swim butterfly with her and not use their legs as well. We have had the best experience with everyone in our league being not just supportive, but very encouraging to Karly (please notice her friend Ashley in the lane to the right, and see that she walks toward Karly after she completes her race to give her friend encouragement). And Karly impresses me as well. Of course she can't go as fast as the other swimmers, since she can't use big, strong leg muscles, but she knows that her goal is to compete against herself and she has kept track of her times for years. She continues to amaze me every day!