Our role as parents in this swimming journey might sometimes conflict with a coaches goals… So coaches, here’s an open letter of things we want you to know but may never express.
Swimming is one of the most demanding sports in the world. Every parent and swimmer know this all to well. It can be frustrating, exhausting and some days just plain hard on your emotions.
It is dark outside. Many kids are enjoying their last week of sleeping in. But for the swimmer, today is a new beginning. It is a new season. The sun has not risen and the pool glistens with possibilities.
Bucket lists are all the rage these days, so here is my version for swim moms (and dads).
So here is a shoutout to our kids for their unwavering commitment to what happens between the lane lines.
“This is where a love of this sport is often fostered.”