Posts tagged "illinois swimming"

When the Parent is more nervous than the Athlete

When the Parent is more nervous than the Athlete
4:17 am.  The numbers are blaring at me.  Really?  Come on.  I don’t have to be up for another two hours.  I toss around for another 20 minutes.  It’s no use.  Too many thoughts running through my head.  I’m never going to sleep now.  Damn. The Illinois Sr. State Swim Championship meet is this weekend. ... Read more »

Swim meets (a parent's perspective) - photo documentation for becoming the next Michael Phelps

For years I’ve been going to swim meets and while I thoroughly enjoy watching  my kids compete, the process of getting to those vital couple of minutes of glory, is quite entailed.  Few sports can compete with swimming as far as preparation time compared to actual competition time.  I have a tremendous amount of respect... Read more »