That is great - congrats to her on making it!! Yeah - it is pretty funny that they get excited over the leo being 'free' - of course for them it is, their not footing the bill all year round, lol. Sounds like money well spent in your case though.
Flippy - my DD said the same thing after she got her braces on her teeth. The Orthodontist gave her a water bottle. She went on and on about how 'Nice' it was for him to give her a free water bottle!! Free... more like a $5000 waterbottle! LOL
Congrats on the Trip to Nationals!! Enjoy the meet and Good luck!