It is nerve-wracking to see your child in any form of competition. Clarissa took part in his first swim meet this Saturday and I have to say that it was very hard for me to watch her. For me, it was easier to watch Sean play football as its a team sport and the results come from the teamwork. As for swimming - its more nerve wracking as its her and she alone who can pull in the results.
She has been training since late August and I guess she is a late bloomer in terms of swimming. She did not win any of the events but the consolation was that she did improve on all her times. Even before she went into it, I had warned her that this would happen as most of the girls start swimming really early and they had more experience than her. I was just glad that she did not back down in spite and tried hard.
Oddly enough - I found this beautiful quote by Thomas Krause which depicted her whole sentiment going into the meet:
"Courage is the discovery that you may not win and trying when you can lose."
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