Coaching at Grace’s site has taken a turn for the interesting. Her coach, who is the reason we moved there, got married and is moving to Hawaii with her husband. Her coach delivered the news to us in tears and it was obvious this was a painful decision for her. I have a lot of respect for her. It would be painful for me to pretend I cared. I guess this is why I don’t coach children. But seriously if I were weighing Living in Hawaii vs. Dealing with bat shit crazy parents, well yeah. Not a tough decision.
We have known for a few months that she was leaving. Grace also needs to move nto the next group, she is starting to look like a senior citizen in her practice group. I’m a logistics worrier by nature so it had been a bit unsettling for me not knowing who will coach Grace or when she will practice this spring.
A few days ago they announced that the coach who would be taking over is one who was well known in the swimming community. She would be leaving a top tean and be bringing strong swimmers with her from her previous team.
What we didn’t expect was that everyone from competing teams would also want to make a move to this site. The past few days we have seen swimmers of all ages, skill range and from all of the area teams coming to tryout for Grace’s club/group.
It is frustrating for our kids, they are just trying to practice and prepare for their upcoming long course season. They are excited to meet their new coach and are equally excited that she is bringing some top swimmers with her. It’s an exciting period of transition but I can’t help but wonder how many of theses kids want to move here simply because of the hype? It’s crazy. We are going on vacation for a week and I’m hoping that when we get back sanity will have returned.