Super (personal) blog post by Mel Stewart here on Gold Medal Mel, on being a swim-parent. The video is his wife’s idea, to capture of their daughter ‘while she’s still a kid, still prone to dancing spontaneously, painting her face randon bright colors, playing with dolls.’
One person, a coach I love and respect, told me years and years ago, “A family that swims together stays together.” He wasn’t talking divorce or breakup. His point was that swimming families stay close, because they have to stay so engaged in their kids’ lives. And…I know he was right.