They say ‘Never work with children’. Well they may be right but sometimes they sure are fun. Recently I have been prompted by a group of young swimmers I am teaching, to ask myself, if I could rid the world of just one thing what would it be? My answer… digital clocks. Not world poverty … More You can’t win them all!
I am involved, with others, as coach with a swim team. Today we brought a team to a competition and they swam their hearts out. Some were at their very first competition. Ranging in age from eight to fourteen they were a mixed bag of emotions, and personalities. There was the very serious, hanging on … More Winning isn’t everything.
Sometimes a moment happens in a day, and the memory of it never leaves you. I am a very lucky person, in that I get paid for doing what I love. No, not writing! I’ve not figured that one out yet. I get paid to teach swimming. A couple of years ago I was teaching … More One moment in time.
Last week I went to a club swimming competition. It was there I made my big mistake! It was a fun event, with the over nineteen masters section, and teenagers entered. I arrived there to show support, to the teens I teach, and also to enjoy a bit of fun. As I watched everyone compete, … More Big mistake!
“Its not about winning or loosing, its all about doing your best, and enjoying taking part”. This is what we parents say to our children. And some of us actually mean it. Some of us definitely do not. I teach and coach swimming, and have seen all manner of parents. The ones who do not … More The Will To Win!