Today was a great day. One of those when I feel lucky to live the life I do. I didn’t win the lotto, or achieve anything spectacular. What I did do was spend the day at a swimming pool in the company of forty young swimmers. They were aged seven to eleven and the vast majority had almost no competition experience.
Ages 7 to 11.
Goggle fixer, liner up, reminder person for them to take off their shoes and t-shirts before diving in, entertainer in call room…1
A handful of tears…
A million smiles…
A lifetime of memories…
A wonderful day.
Tonight as I sit down to enjoy a glass of wine I will have a secret toast to each and every young swimmer who swam their heart out today and another toast to all who helped make it the fantastic day it turned out to be.
If I am lucky enough to live a long life, I hope, wherever I am, I can open memories door and relive days like today all over again.