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Very short anecdote...

October 17, 2020 09:19AM
and I think I've mentioned this. My oldest grandson when he finished his varsity year of HS football knew he was going on to college ball... so he wanted to stay in shape.... he chose the High School swim team, a spring sport.

I was proud of him but I warned him, "Mason, this isn't like football, this requires incredible endurance, different muscles, it will NOT be easy). He replied as a 17yr old will, "papa, I'm in great shape, I could swim across the Pacific if I wanted too".

So skipping ahead... his first dip into the pool was a meet, NO PRACTICE... and they entered him one of the longer distanced races... I forget how far.

Making this short... me, all the fans in attendance, thought he was going to drown. laughing smiley Cocky as hell he dove into the pool going all out... I think it was about 4 laps later, no more than that, maybe less, he came up threading water (barely) gasping for air.... got to the side of the pool and removed himself from the race. Lesson learned. - JamesJM

  Middle School Sports.... multi-sports or not?

JamesJM40October 02, 2020 11:46AM

  funny you mention that

21Dog17October 02, 2020 11:54AM

  Wish I had seen that...

JamesJM16October 02, 2020 11:59AM

  Re: Middle School Sports.... multi-sports or not?

waterfield14October 03, 2020 09:52AM

  That's truth....

JamesJM12October 03, 2020 10:01AM

  You hear a lot of stories..

sstrams14October 03, 2020 11:43AM

  In my experience...

JamesJM12October 03, 2020 12:20PM

  I am all for multi sports

ferragamo7910October 05, 2020 08:46AM

  Re: I am all for multi sports

waterfield7October 15, 2020 01:35PM

  I was C/O 1985. All I played was baseball. It used to KILL me to see....

Ramgator13October 07, 2020 05:12AM

  Re: I was C/O 1985. All I played was baseball. It used to KILL me to see....

waterfield14October 07, 2020 08:19AM

  11th and 12th grades were ok. But I HATED 10th grade!!! HATED IT!

Ramgator12October 08, 2020 04:12PM

  multi-sports for kids

LMU9315October 16, 2020 04:04AM

  competitive swim team in 4th grade

ferragamo799October 16, 2020 05:56PM

  Re: competitive swim team in 4th grade

waterfield7October 16, 2020 09:15PM

  Swim meets

waterfield7October 16, 2020 09:21PM

  Re: multi-sports for kids

PHDram9October 17, 2020 04:16AM

  Re: multi-sports for kids

waterfield11October 17, 2020 08:40AM

  Very short anecdote...

JamesJM8October 17, 2020 09:19AM

  Re: Very short anecdote...

waterfield7October 17, 2020 10:15AM

  Another anecdote...

JamesJM9October 17, 2020 10:36AM