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.
So I put together a few numbers earlier to sum up the day.
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.
12 thoughts on “What a day!”
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Indeed it is.
I’m sure you helped then create memories. What a blessing for all involved!
Thanks Corina it was wonderful.
It was as good as it sounds. 🙂
Awesome stats, Tric. It sounds like a ton of fun 😀
It was indeed. Not that I’d wish to do it every week though. 🙂
what a perfect day for so many reasons –
Yes Beth. Although I did sleep like a log last night.
Ah what a lovely post! Visiting my grandgirls in Australia at the moment and as they are in summer holidays here, they have VACSWIM! Daily lessons over two weeks. What a joyful experience it has been seeing hundreds of children so confident in the water, having fun, laughing, squealing with delight. Some tears too but mostly extraordinary memory making fun for kiddies, parents, grandparents and carers!
Oh enjoy Oz and your family. Great time of year to visit.
There is something magical about seeing young children enjoying themselves and hearing them laugh.