|pre swim nerves|
|heading to the race|
Our seven year old has joined the swim team.
We are in new territory, friends. We have officially entered the world of Kids Sporting Events, where parents live out their dreams through their children.
Ok, yeah, that's a bit pessimistic of me, but I have learned through my own and my three brother's sporting experiences that there is a segment of the parent population that gets a bit crazy when it comes to kids sports. And probably other things too.
Knowing this we prepped our boy quite a bit before his first swim meet. "Son, we are just here to have fun." "This is not about winning, it's about learning how to be a good team member and a good sport." "You are only in a race against yourself, don't worry about the other swimmers."
You get the idea.
|lined up on the block and ready to go|
Tyler is really enjoying his time on the swim team and is starting to make new friends (like the little dude next to him in the picture below) which really makes us happy. It was touch and go at the beginning of the day as it was FREEZING and Tyler has zero body fat, so the poor kid's teeth were chattering so much that he was getting a headache. It was pathetic and I thought for sure this whole swim team thing would be an epic fail.
|we might need to work a bit on that entry dive...|
|...and our freestyle stroke.|