Election 2016

A father’s pride: From neighborhood swim meets to the Olympic Trials

sports.yahoo.comFive swimmers from the Lakeside Seahawks are at the Olympic Trials, including Brooke (second from left) and Clayton. …

The boy who was trying to swim butterfly with his goggles rolled down under his nose. The girl with her cap on sideways. The 8-and-under who dove in and swam the wrong stroke. The crying 6-year-olds.

Years ago, those kids were my kids – crying over cold water and bursting with pride when they won a heat ribbon. Watching that and remembering those days, it’s hard to grasp the reality of where they are now.

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