Sunday, June 12, 2011

just add water




2011 is her tenth year on this team, year twelve for our family.
summer would not be complete without it.
it's done more for her than improve her swimming skills.
she's fallen in love with a sport that she can do her entire life. it will keep her fit. healthy.
it has built her confidence. she must rely on herself. it's her time that matters.
yet, she's part of a team. something bigger than herself. others rely on her.
she has built bonds with kids that she might not have otherwise. same for our family.

3 comments:

Denise said...

i feel the same way about my girls playing soccer. although, hanging out at a pool sounds way better than a soccer sideline!!

Sharon said...

A definite life skill for sure! You should get an award for doing swim team for 12 years! :)!

Jennifer said...

karelyn has asked to start swim lessons again after going to the pool again last week.

i think she should, for every reason you just listed.


ten years? wow!