As our family heads into its seventh season of Summer Swim Team with our two oldest children, Jake age 12 and Kate age 8, I thought it would be appropriate to share our family experiences with this once a year SUPER FUN event. Our two oldest children always look forward to Summer Swim Team. Having participated on Summer Swim Teams since they were 5 this time of year becomes one of the most exciting times. For the next couple of months, they will be a part of a Summer Swim Team, they will interact with friends (socially and competitively), make a ton of new friends, stay healthy and active during the summer, and most importantly have a ton of FUN. Some of our best summer memories have been made thanks to our time on our summer swim teams.
At SafeSplash we know that every child that comes through our doors has their own unique story to tell. We pride ourselves on delivering the best learn to swim program in a way that helps each child be successful. Get an inside peek behind the scenes! Take a look at this video from SafeSplash Lone Tree and Jamie Byrne.
Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons. The life of a competitive swimmer includes stacks of ribbons from swim meets. Receiving a prize at the finish is one of the best feelings in the world for a swimmer. It’s also a proud moment for mom and dad. Pictures are posted on social media and dinner at the swimmer’s favorite restaurant is in order. But what do you do with the ribbons after the celebrations are over? Swimmers who start swimming competitively at a young age can collect hundreds of ribbons by the age of 10. Piles of ribbons can be found in every drawer or closet in the house.
At 5 years old, my parents signed me up for our neighborhood summer swim team. The previous summer, I was having a great time eating candy while watching my older sister swim (see the picture with my dad).
I started swim team as a child because my Mom wanted something for me and my sisters to do during the summer. I think her purpose was to keep us out of trouble and wear my sister and me out. Little did she know that decision was going to change my life forever.