Sometimes progress in sports is difficult to measure with the naked eye.
A pitcher can add a couple miles-per-hour to his fastball, a basketball player can learn to improve his court vision, a quarterback can quicken his reads and the average observer may not notice. On Wednesday, Madison Lee’s improvement in the pool was clear to all of those in attendance at Iola’s season-opening swim meet.
Through her first couple of races, Lee competed as an assisted swimmer in the 6-and-under division with Seahorse assistant coach Fryendz Wallace walking beside her in the pool. But before the meet came to an end, Lee decided to make the leap and swim on her own.