Here are ten reasons why swimmers are great kids:
As per Elizabeth Wickham of Meet Manager:
- They are too tired to get into trouble. They’d rather be tucked into bed watching Netflix than going out late at night.
- They have unbelievable appetites and are open to trying new things. In fact, they’ll eat pretty much whatever you put in front of them.
- They are clean. They get a daily rinse in chlorine as well as take long showers.
- They are good students. They know they won’t have time—or will be too tired to do homework later—so they work ahead and try to get homework done before practice.
- They’re comfortable around adults. They communicate with coaches, other swim parents and officials regularly.
- They’ve experienced failure and know it’s not the end of the world. They understand that there’s another chance and with hard work, they can do better.
- They’re strong and fit. Working out is something their bodies crave and they’re in better shape than most of their classmates.
- They are there for their teammates and friends. If someone is upset or has a problem, they’re more than willing to listen and help out. They also have fun with their friends and can make hours at a meet pass by with silliness and laughter.
- They are confident. They put in long hours and hard work to reach their goals. With each improvement along the way, they build self-confidence.
- We know their swim friends and their families—and that they are good kids we want our children to hang out with.