Help us celebrate Mother’s Day!
Tell us why your swim mom is the best and we’ll post the top three on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11th. We’ll accept submissions through Saturday morning May 10th, 9am CST.
Email your swim mom shoutouts to:
Include your name please, and your swim mom’s if you like. If you have a photo of you and your swim mom, please share as well.
The first of the top three posted on Sunday will be the winner. We’ll email the winner back and send you and your swim mom a SwimSwam T-shirt!
The swimming community stands on the shoulders of swim moms, and dads and grandparents and older siblings and legal guardians, but since it’s Mother’s Day, it’s all about mom this week.
My mom was tireless when it came to my swimming, and my sisters’. When I was 7-8 years old and my sister was 9-10, mom coached us every day. We were between teams and she was determined that we would not get out of shape. I can’t say they were the most exciting practices in the world, but we did learn to do 50 laps of butterfly straight. That was practice often times, 50 laps of each stroke, a few drills, then short sprints. Later, when I was 13, mom sat me down and drew up a game-plan to make it to the Olympic Games. I used that game-plan for the Olympics, building businesses, and reaching most goals throughout life. Great moms make a great life, and I love and thank her for all she sacrificed and did raising me. Now, in middle age, that love and appreciation grows even more seeing my wife’s influence in my daughter’s life. Love you, Mom!