Going for the Gold

Like thousands of other 8-year-olds in the country, I signed up for swimming lessons today. I’ve been telling everyone I’m going to train to be an Olympic swimmer…Just as soon as I learn how! Today was my first time swimming with goggles on. It was awesome! The deep end is so much scarier when you can see how deep it is when you’re in it! My first official lesson is September 7th, their first opening.

I’ve always been told I look like a swimmer (tall, broad shoulders, big flipper-like feet?) so I’m giving it a shot. A stranger I talked to about it asked me wasn’t I too old to start my Olympic pursuits? Geez, all washed up at 28? I don’t think so! It’s never too late to improve yourself, which is what competition is all about anyway.