It’s not uncommon for my friends to say, “I don’t know how you do it.” They are referring to the amount of time I spend teaching and coaching swimming, particularly the weekends and 5 am starts. I suspect not only do they wonder ‘how?’ but ‘why?’ So why do I and my fellow coaches and … More Why do I do it?
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 … More What a day!
I wonder sometimes if in fact we begin life perfect, and over time we lose a lot of what is good within us? I have just returned from a busy day at a swim gala with over twenty young swimmers aged eight to twelve. I am exhausted from talking and cheering and tired due to … More Age does not always equal wisdom