Fort Atkinson Invitational
Oct. 19, 2019
During invitational, the starter was having issues with the starting mic functioning correctly; so the last heat had to step up and down a few times while the mic was being worked on. When the heat was whistled up for the last time, the swimmer in Lane 7 had her goggle strap break as she was stepping up. Without prompting from anyone, Sydney Maas, a Fort Atkinson swimmer waiting for the first heat of the next event, stepped up to hand the swimmer (from another school) her own goggles. The starter and I (the referee) both commended Sydney on her generous offer of use of her own goggles to the swimmer from an opposing school. True sportsmanship at its best!
Reporting Official: Cathie Marty