I have been on a downward spiral for the past couple days, and things came to a head last night. I cried myself to sleep and even though I haven’t had a drop of alcohol in almost a year, I woke up this morning feeling incredibly hungover. I had stabbing pain behind both if my […]
5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Child Become a Stronger Swimmer
Number 7 recently swam in her first swim meet. At four years old, she swims all four strokes legally, which, at that age, is pretty unusual. And so we officially have 5 kids ranging in age from 4 to 11 on the swim team. I’ve been coaching swimming in some capacity since I was a junior […]
You never know who’s going to inspire you.
Four weeks ago, an eight-year-old boy came to my house for swim lessons for the first time. I had never met him before, and his mom had seen something I had posted regarding lessons on Facebook, and that’s how we ended up meeting each other. This kid was petrified of the water. I am not […]
The First Time I Took All Seven Kids To The Beach
Yesterday I took all seven kids to the town beach. Even with my dad there to help, keeping track of everyone was a challenge. Numbers 1, 2, and 3 are fairly easy. But Number 4, 5, 6, and 7 take some work. 5 and 6 can’t swim and need you right there with them, and […]