On Tuesday he tried out for swim team again - I prepared him for not making it in a very kind motherly way. He told me if he didn't make it this time that I needed to take him to the pool EVERY DAY after school so he could practice. Oh goodness....I was prepared to work out a schedule. We had a special try out since we have had a couple of crazy weeks. He was the only one in the water and you could hear him swimming down the lane! It looked like something out of a JAWS movie. True Story. He got out after doing one lap with ease and started drying off - the coaches started chatting. Coach J came over to him and told him he made it!! She said he has drive and stamina and they can work with that! He was SO PROUD! I was SO PROUD....and shocked!
As we were walking out of the pool on Tuesday he looked up at me and said, "Mom, I KNEW I was gonna make it this time - I knew it!"
This picture is from Day 1 of practice. He was listening so intensely on the guidance Coach J was giving him.
He ROCKED day 1.