After a day of being thankful with friends and family we quickly shift gears and jump into the madness of Black Friday, and after a few days of recuperation we’re back at it with Cyber Monday deals. Whew…it’s exhausting. These days are often stressful and fueled by competition and the thrill of finding the best deal for the lowest price. It seems that family traditions of sitting around the table playing board games or telling stories has recently been replaced by after Thanksgiving holiday shopping. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good deal just as much as the next person but I also love the feeling of togetherness, quality time and giving back.
Early this morning, as I rolled over to hit the snooze button for the last time (yes, I am that person, don't judge), a fleeting moment of doubt crossed my mind; am I doing too much?
Practice makes perfect right? Or, even better; "perfect practice makes perfect."
Unlike many athletes of her caliber, Missy Franklin stays true to her humble roots. She is as dedicated to her family, faith and friends as she is to her sport – a true role model for not only children, but adults as well. We at SafeSplash consider working with children a true honor. We strive to give not only the gift of a life skill through teaching swim lessons, but to also surround our schools with people who are dedicated to doing good and those who will be someone to look up to.
Summer as a kid could quite possibly be the most amazing time on planet earth, at least it was for me! For as long as I can remember my summers growing up ALWAYS involved swimming. Family vacations revolved around swimming and boating at the lake long before I was able to walk. Then, as I grew up summers consisted of cannon balls in the neighbor’s pool, splashing in the creeks while camping and weekly excursions to the community pool. I was definitely a water loving, sun seeking, adventure kind of kid. I was also lucky, I was exposed to water at a very early age and never had any qualms about diving right in. I loved the water from day one and still do to this day.