Please see attached letter below from
Head Senior Coach Rob Bond. We would like to thank Rob for
everything he has done for Glenbrook Aquatics and wish him nothing
but the best going forward. We hope you enjoy the opportunity
to spend more time with your family.
To The Athletes and Families of GA,
It is with very mixed emotions that I write this letter to inform you all of my
decision to resign from the position of Head Senior Coach at Glenbrook Aquatics. I have thought long and hard about this choice and feel it is
in the best interest of my
family that I pursue a new
career path in an
effort to have more time with my wife and kids.
For over 24 years, coaching swimming is the only profession I have known. It has been a gift to wake up excited for work every day. Recently, however, I have felt the cost of spending all my time and energy with the athletes and families of GA
was coming at the cost of missing out on time to spend with my own family. I am
not sure what the future holds for me, but for now my focus needs to be
on finding a career that allows me the balance I am
To my athletes, both current and former:
Working with you and helping you achieve your goals while reaching your full potential has created a great deal of joy and pride throughout my career. I appreciate the dedication and hard work you have all given to make our journey together as fulfilling as possible. I hope that the lessons learned out of the pool – the life lessons such as the importance in avoiding the word “like” when you like don’t like have the full like sentence ready to like go yet, or that #hardworkpaysoff and that it is
never acceptable for you to quit on yourself are lessons that stick with you for the rest of your life. May all your experiences under my coaching be instrumental in you future endeavors and success. Thank you for your trust and your effort. Please know that our time together has been just as impactful on me
as I hope it has been on you. I will miss you all.
To the parents:
Thank you for trusting your kids to my
care. Thank you for supporting me – even in those difficult times when the challenges I placed upon your kids made them uncomfortable, but open to growth. In allowing me to
coach your children, you have introduced me to
some amazing young men and women – all of whom I know you are proud of. It is
a gift to have gotten to know these athletes.
To my co-workers:
Thank you for supporting me when I needed it most. I have enjoyed being able to help develop and mold the culture of the program. From stressing out in the office over meet entries and practice times to being together laughing on deck, it has been a time in my
professional career that I will forever cherish.
I want to close by apologizing for the timing of this decision. I have been contemplating my options for some time now, but did not want to allow my decision to in
any way distract from the focus of the athletes as they competed in their championship meets. As such, I did
not get the chance for a
more personal goodbye. Please know that the sport of swimming and my need for coaching will again put me on
deck somewhere sometime and our paths will again cross sooner rather than later.