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Ten Reasons Why I'm Thankful to Be a Swim Parent

By Elizabeth Wickham, SwimSwam, 05/16/18, 12:00PM CDT


Whether it’s getting into a class that’s full or landing a show at the college radio station, they will not take no for an answer. Persistence comes after countless hours in the pool, eventually achieving goals.


My kids have always been good sleepers. I never had an issue with bedtime.


Homework. Swimmers don’t have time to procrastinate. They often work ahead.


Hard Work. They value working hard. Success came to them, not through raw talent, but through their work ethic.