Thursday, July 17, 2008

A lesson in persistence...











I don't post this to brag- REALLY! But we just got some news this morning that got me thinking about what a great thing persistence and practice (and good coaching) can do. Our little Reagan had just turned 6 when they started putting the Swim team together at Cooper Fitness. Well, after a week of swim clinic we weren't sure if she was going to make it. Coach T watched her closely and had her "try out" but she could barely swim from one end of the pool to the other. Fortunately, he must have seen some potential and said that he thought she would be ok with some practice. (Honestly, though, I think it was pretty close. ). Jump forward to this morning and (7 weeks later) and we just got an email thaty says our sweet little girl has qualified for the ALL STARS meet in the 25 yard backstroke! Can you believe it? This is HUGE! This is the championships of all the swimmers in all the swim teams in the area. We are so proud of her. Everyone in our family is calling her "All Star" and she can't wipe the smile off her face. Anyway, just thought I would share. Sometimes all it takes is a little hard work and a good coach. Thanks Coach T for taking a chance. Next time I am feeling defeated I think I will look to her example and try a little harder.

11 "my two cents...":

Toni said...

way to go little all star!!! we're rooting for ya and cheering you on over here!!!

The A Team said...

GO REAGAN!! that's awesome. we're rooting for you!!

Sarah said...

go Reagan!!! it always amazes me what we can accomplish with a little hard work and persistence.

Jess said...

That's awesome!! Have fun at the competition!!!

Kim said...

That great! And, if is something to brag about, REALLY!

Danielle said...

AWESOME!!!! way cool! she looks so adorable in her swimsuit. and dont feel bad, blogs are for bragging so brag away!

Bethanne said...

Omigosh, that is awesome! And I love the support and encouragement from you and the coach. Isn't it amazing how there are wonderful people in our lives to bring out the best in us? She just needed a little support, love, encouragement and practice to figure out that she is one TALENTED swimmer. Very cool.

gibblove said...

Go Reagan! Good job mom too. Obviously you have taught her persistence too:) That is just really cool for the whole family! I love these family events when you can all cheer on sibling on. That is so great. I haven't been on your blog lately, on my goodness!! Those photos are to dye for! You all look so good. I love love the style too! I just may have my Aunt look at them to see if she can take some too:) Thanks Shahna for the nice words you leave me on my blog too. I miss you guys:) ~Becca:)

Walter & Lynsi Hohmann said...

How cool!! Way to go little Reagan! What an honor! It's so neat to see great success come from something that was a struggle not very long ago. That says a lot! Congrats and good luck at the meet. Keep us posted!

Amber Hooten said...

That is great! Persistence really does pay off. I saw it many times in my youth and young adulthood!

Lauralee, Dean and Camden said...

Congrats Reagan! That's awesome! I love backstroke, that is the event I competed in when I was on a swim team.