Sunday, February 27, 2011

it's been a good ride

Friday and Saturday marked the end of my coaching career.  I took 9 swimmers to the State meet. We had two 7th place finishes, along with swimmers placing 13th, 31st, 24th, 10th, 32nd, 14th, and 28th.  An awesome way to end!

I have been the head coach of this team for 9 years, was an assistant of the cross town (semi) rivals for 2 years before that.  More than a third of my life has been spent coaching and I'm only 31.  I have either been on this team as a swimmer or coached this team (with the exception of 4 years) since the team first began. It has very much been a part of my life.

It's a little surreal right now. It will be weird the next few weeks with no practices.  But it will really set in next year when practices are going on and I'm not there at all.  I plan on staying connected with the team and helping in any way that I can.

At the meet thee were two coaches who wore some interesting attire.  Their school colors are red and blue.  Friday they blue and white checkered pants.  Saturday was a red diamond pattern.  See below. 

Our colors are black and gold so I found some overalls that my assistant, who is taking over next year, could wear. Unfortately, I dont think he is a fan of the idea.  :)


  1. That is very bittersweet! Congrats on your awesome state finishers! :0)

  2. I have this gut feeling you will be coaching again soon