If Your Kid Wants to Join Swim Team

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1. If your kid wants to join swim team, know your entire family is signing up. Monday through Friday you will be lugging kids, towels, goggles, sunscreen, and vans full of kids to the pool. Your weekends are now about all day swim meets. 2. Wet swimsuits, towels, and empty bottles of sunscreen will be on every floor of your house for the next two months. Not the goggles, though. The goggles … [Read more...]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Reality of a Swim Meet

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Swim Meets are Long. The Good.... My kid wakes up every morning at 7 (IN THE SUMMER) to swim laps at the pool. What is this fresh madness? Who does THIS? Thousands of kids across Houston do. As a non-athlete, I find this dedication inspirational. I'm also SO GLAD the meets are long because it means all these kids who have been getting up so early for months have the chance to race in actual … [Read more...]