‘Tis that time of year when we coaches and teachers get all kinds of fabulous gifts from our students. My swimmers have been giving me some wonderful gifts. The theme this year seems to be caffeine, chocolate and chlorine. They seem to know what coaches live on. We need all three of these things to keep us going. I got some really cool coffee mugs, one even personalized, gift cards to Starbucks and other great places, chocolate, and some DELICIOUS caramel popcorn that is to die for. The coffee is to help keep us awake, especially if we do early morning sessions. The chocolate is a given. Who can live without chocolate, right?! And the chlorine, well, that is just in our blood; literally. A few years ago, when I was swimming hard and training hard, one of my bosses told me that if she did a DNA test on me, my DNA would read 1/2 chlorine, 1/4 blood and the other 1/4 dolphin/mermaid. She knows me well, and so do my kids.
Many thanks to all my fabulous, wonderful CUDAS! I have some great kids and some fantastic swimmers. Swim hard, swim fast, but most importantly, HAVE FUN! Just keep swimmin’, just keep swimmin’, just keep swimmin’.