For the last few years I have taken the group photos for the Waubonsie Valley Orchesis group. The parents make up posters for the seniors (8 this year) which include the group images as well as images the senior (or their parents) submits. This year I was involved with organizing the placement of images on the posters.
Dec. 29th 2018
40th Annual Aqua Pentathlon (First event in 1979 at Eastridge Kankakee, moved to Waubonsie in 1986). Swimmers compete in 5 events. 50 Free – each tenth of a second is worth 5 points, 100 Fly, 100 Back and 100 Breaststroke – each tenth is worth 2 points and the final event is 200 Free – each tenth is worth 1 point. The swimmer is challenged in 5 different ways with a sprint and a middle distance event as well as the ability to swim all strokes well. You need to be more than an IM swimmer.
Most Aqua Pentathlons are done as a 100 of each stroke and a 200 IM. The winner is the individual with the lowest combined time. I consider this as a broken 400 IM and a 200 IM swim. I feel this is really and IM meet. Yes there are 5 events but only one challenge -are you an IMer.
The images below are a sample of the nearly 300 images of Waubonsie Team members that participated in the meet this year.