Thanks so much for all your wonderful well wishes My boy had a very hard weekend. There is a science to swimming that I don't quite understand. You train really hard, then you ease up right before a big meet. This is called tapering and it is not the same for every swimmer. When it hits correctly you are lightning fast, when it doesn't you are slow as molasses, and there is nothing you can do about it. You can swim your heart out, and yet people are passing you by. So Mr. 19 year old had one of those weekends. When kids he was beating by a landslide before began passing him by it was frustrating. Well more than frustrating..... So as hard as it is to see your son struggle, I am so glad we could be there to help him through this rough patch. I have never seen him quite so despondent about his performance. After Saturday mornings session he was ready to throw in the towel. But soon after talking, and some intense Mother love, he began to move through this and that is all you can ask. Take a deep breath and move on. There will be more meets, there is another chance, keep your focus, have fun and move on. It is easy to be with someone when they are doing great, but it is more important to be with someone when they aren't, that is when they need you the most. So onto a new week, more work for which I am thankful and shopping for Christmas, it is coming up way too fast for my liking.
Max is exhausted from worrying about his parents and entertaining his Aunt's. He needs a vacation.
Have a wonderful week.