Advice From A Former Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

Every summer — usually by early June — I read an article with a sad, heavy heart about a kid dying in a drowning accident. And it’s never just one kid. We’ve all read the statistics. This post is not about statistics, or pointing fingers, or blame, or shame, or grief. I am not aContinue reading “Advice From A Former Lifeguard & Swim Instructor”

The “Best Shape of My Life” Journey: Part 1

As many of you might recall, one of my goals for this year was to be in the best shape of my life by June. The goal wasn’t to get to that point and then stop. It wasn’t about getting my summer body ready, or working hard for six months so I could slack offContinue reading “The “Best Shape of My Life” Journey: Part 1″

What’s Wrong With Youth Sports Today: Parents Edition

*Parents, please note that the following post contains a mix of satire and truth. It’s up to you to decide how much you take seriously.  I recently posted about my personal experiences with youth sports and realized that I had more to say than would fit into one blog post. So, here is the Parents EditionContinue reading “What’s Wrong With Youth Sports Today: Parents Edition”

What’s Wrong With Youth Sports Today?

What’s wrong with youth sports today? Probably a lot of things. But I can only speak to my personal experience. I was a competitive swimmer from the age of 9 to 17. Swimming is a whole different ball game. Mainly because it isn’t a ballgame. Swimming is an individual sport that sometimes pretends to be a teamContinue reading “What’s Wrong With Youth Sports Today?”