A swim parent asked me a simple question last week for an upcoming session with her daughter.
"Is there any equipment she should bring?" she asked.
"No" I replied.
"Wait, none at all?"
Many people are enjoying the youtube series “Darkhorse” with Shane Tusup and Ilaria Cusinato. I am not one of those people. Through five episodes I had completely avoided it. On episode six, a friend texted me and finally broke my will.
Frustrations, big and small, are real and deserve more than to be dismissed as negativity. They present their own opportunities, even if they can be hard to see or even accept in the moment. Right now I find myself with a little extra time to put thoughts down on a page before I’m en route.
As is well documented, I am addicted to swimming job boards. Your guess as to why is as good as mine. Do I like fantasizing about barely making a living in inconvenient locations? Do I do it to torture my wife (yes)? Is the grass always greener on the other side?
But I digress, this blog post is not about all that. I was speaking with someone (vague stories are all the rage now) who was curious about why a certain international team was essentially getting their PR done for them by a certain Swimswam “reporter”. I’ll explain all the scare quotes later, I promise.