Last night was the first night of registration for the swim club that my daughters swim with. As the club’s previous (and fabulous) registrar has moved away, I have stepped up to take her place. It’s a daunting task, to say the least, but I’ve been having fun with it and it’s a great way to help not only my kids, but all the others as well.
So, last night while I was helping families register, my two youngest daughters were partaking in an open swim. Just so you understand, not only are my daughters old enough to be in the pool by themselves, they are also accomplished swimmers and I don’t much worry about them anymore when it comes to pool time.
There was an incident last night, however, and to sum it up succinctly, two lifeguards dove into the pool after my middle daughter when they’d noticed she hadn’t resurfaced after a significant amount of time. Middle daughter was fine — she is a natural mermaid and can hold her breath forever it seems — but they didn’t know that.
So, I just want to take the time to say, “Thanks.” Had the situation been different, had they not been paying attention, my day and life and existence would have taken an entirely different route.
I can’t possibly imagine…
Thank You — not only to the lifeguards that were watching last night, but to all of those that watch day in and day out from the pool deck to help keep our children safe.