Last weekend we went to Labuan for the 2nd LIS International Swimming Championship 2017.
It was Tariq’s final swimming competition for the year 2017, alhamdulillah!
During the training weeks, I told Tariq, the only thing you must do is to do your very best.
So he asked.., how Tariq know Tariq do my best.., Mama?
Easy sayang...,.. you just know it in your heart... you will feel very happy.. you will feel very satisfied.. right here in your heart...., I said while touching the upper left of his chest.
And with the aim to do his best, Tariq broke his own personal best record in the only event he competed!
And he even improved his start by not landing flat on his tummy like a LAT’s kampung boys anymore. Haha.
He actually dived into the pool fingers first followed by his head, abdomen and last his legs.
Well done, darling!
Tariq clocked 1 mins 16 secs for 50m Freestyle under 8 years old, breaking his own personal best record of 1 min 32 secs which he made in Melaka just a few weeks ago!
When I told Tariq of his new record, his face beamed with happiness, his eyes twinkled and he has the widest smile.
Mama..! Tariq know Tariq do my very very very best just now... because Tariq feel very very happy here..!, he said while pointing at his heart.
MashaAllah, that is right sayang.
Always remember that Mama, Baba and Coach Irene Hisham only want one thing from you - just simply do your very best, put in your strongest effort and then, leave the rest to Allah.
So well done my little one. We are so so proud of your effort! Alhamdulillah.
Swimming 2017, let’s call it a wrap.
It has been a great year, Alhamdulillah!!