Living Out Loud

“What was the last thing you fixed or built?”

The last thing that I built that I am proud of was a swim team.  I was flattered, excited, and nervous when I accepted the job as head swim coach of a local team.  I had years of teaching and coaching experience at all levels, but I had never been a head swim coach.  This title brought with it a whole new level of responsibility.  I was completely in charge and I could build this team in any way that my heart desired.

I was nervous because it was a new role for me and the last coach had been with the team for 5 years.  I was honored to take her place, but also recognized that I would have big shoes to fill.  I also knew from experience that the swimmers would miss her.  On her last day she kept…

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