I have three kids who swim competitively year round. My own swimming career can best be summed up as “hanging out at the neighborhood pool with my best friends Acne and Helmet Hair”. I can’t do all of the strokes. All of my children, even the 3 year old, can beat me across the length of the pool. I intend to do something about that at some point, but that point is not today.
I spend a lot of time at the various pools in our town, both indoor and outdoor, usually in a deck chair surfing Reddit while someone else coaches my kids. I know I’m lucky– my Facebook feed is full of my friends juggling 2-3 kids and 3-5 sports– all I can say is “there but for the Grace of God go I.” We had a brief flirtation with soccer, but fortunately that’s behind us and I can get…
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