It was an epic year for the Aquapalooza Olympic Games, with well over 50 participants young and old! Held at Big Beach just after lunch time, the Aquapalooza staff made sure the teams were even and began doling out identifying handkerchiefs.
Kicking off round one, the Dizzy Izzy: a relay race not for the faint of heart, or balance. Contenders needed to spin around the bat three times before sprinting down to a cone and back to tag the next person in line.
Invariably, the adults had a tougher time of it than the kids. We think the slanted beach had something to do with that…
Round Two: Teams send one player at a time with a tiny shovel full of water down the beach to fill up a bucket until time ran out. The team with the most water in their bucket would be declared the winners!
Orange Team won the Bucket Run! They were really excited!
The third round was the classic Water Balloon Toss. Proceed to party:
After some minor controversy, Red Team was declared the winner!
For round four, teams were asked to sit in a line and pass flour by the handful over their shoulders, down the line, and into a bucket. This event was by far the messiest, and probably also the most fun.
While waiting for the buckets to be judged, some of the contenders needed a little help getting the flour cleaned off.
And finally, Black Team was declared victorious! Not that these kids cared:
After a quick wash in the lake to get the rest of the flour off, it was time for the Final Round: the Blindfolded Kayak Race!
And Red Team won the Kayak Race!! Interestingly, there was a 3-way tie for first place after the last event, so, after a quick consultation with team captains, a final tie-breaker round was announced. 3 Kayaks, across the lake and back, winner takes all. IT. WAS. EPIC.
Red Team had already proved its finesse in the Blindfolded Kayak Race, and true to form, they won the speed race as well. Therefore it is with great honor and pride that we announce the Gold Medalists in the 2013 Aquapalooza Olympic Games: RED TEAM!!! Congratulations!! And thank you to everyone who participated! We can hardly wait for next year – better start training!