Swimming is near and dear to my heart. As I have shared before, my sweet niece drowned before she even reached the age of 18 months. This tragedy greatly affected my life and I have become a huge advocate of teaching children to swim . I started my own kiddos in swimming lessons at an early age and swimming has become their favorite summer sport. You can see my daughter swimming at age two here.
USA Swimming also knows the value of teaching children how to swim, but it is not just a safety issue, it is also a fun sport. Swimming has become one of the most popular Summer Olympic events. Every year, untold numbers of children dream of becoming the next Michael Phelps or Rebecca Soni. Adults catch the Olympic fever, too. I am personally looking forward to this year’s summer Olympics. In fact, the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming take place in Omaha, Nebraska June 25- July 2! That is just around the corner and you can watch the trials live on NBC. Check out this awesome video of the construction of the pool that will be used for the trials.
Do your children swim? Have they taken lessons? Do you love the Summer Olympics? Feel free to leave a comment. Share and let’s talk about it.
I am thrilled to be working with The Motherhood and USA Swimming toward the goal of teaching EVERY child to swim. Please follow along with us on Twitter with the #SwimToday hashtag.