Lately I've spent a whole lot of time watching this:
It's hot, really, really sweaty hot, but such a privilege for me as a parent to see my kids enjoying a sport I loved as a child!
My 3 oldest kids are doing summer swim team (the youngest has had some tears about the fact that she is not old enough for swim team) and it is busy. I spent five and a half hours at a swim meet yesterday, with my 6 year old needing to be at the pool at 4pm for his part of the meet and my 10 year old not finishing his last event until 9:30pm! Thankfully the season is short -- it's all over by the beginning of July! And, it is fun to watch!
It's been especially cool to see my 10 year old, who has gotten more into swimming the past year, be able to improve his times and make it into the fastest heat of swimmers where the competition is intense. Last night we swam against our big rival and my son's 9-10 year old boys medley relay won first by fractions of a second with my son swimming anchor. I was so proud of the boys for swimming so hard! It's neat to see this group of boys, some of whom I remember lining up for their swim races when they were 5, so grown up now, and how much their swimming has improved -- also it's nice that now none of them suddenly have to go to the bathroom really, really bad right as they line up at the starting blocks like happened all the time when they were five!
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