Comeback

Kelly Wynns

"COMEBACK"

Like the quote says, the comeback is always stronger than the setback.  This week, we will start phase 1 of our return to swimming.  Although it is going to look alot different for awhile, at least it is a start.  To say the least, I am excited.  I am excited to see the kids. I am excited to see them in the water.  I am excited to see the smiles on their faces.  Although there are many that I was able to see during Zoom calls, it is still not the same.  I AM SUPER EXCITED.  

 

THE PLAN....

Tomorrow will be our first day back in the pool for the Gold and Silver groups.  Once we get thru the first week, I would like to add in dryland/wetland for each of the groups.  I am hoping to be able to bring the bronze group back around the 1st week of July.  The biggest issue is space in the pool because right now, we are limited to 1 swimmer per lane.  That means 6 swimmers at a time and we are only given 2 hours and 55 minutes.  I will do my best, I promise, to get things moving.  As I told one parent, this is like a GIANT jigsaw puzzle with over 100 pieces and only 6 places to put them.  I'm going to get better at juggling than I ever thought possible.  Please be patient as we all work thru this.  It is challenging, but I have everyone's best interest at hand.  

So to our Beginner and Bronze swimmers.....please be patient.....we will get there, I promise.  It may look really different, but we will get there.

To our Gold and Silver swimmers.....See you tomorrow.  

 

 

Here are some of my thoughts on overcoming adversity during our comeback.  

1.  Your thoughts are essential; they frame the triumphs or tragedies of your life. Getting past adversity requires a change in your belief about challenges. It is not what happens to you, but how you respond to it that is important here.  You must realize that difficulty is not designed to derail you, but to develop you. A positive mindset is essential.

2. Excuses are the lies we tell ourselves when we’re too afraid to face going to practice.  Excuses will always keep you in a limited place. Overcoming adversity is impossible when you’re making excuses. You conquer excuses by having the courage to step out and do what seems impossible.

3.  It takes more energy to live a life full of fear than to live one full of faith. To fear is to convince yourself to live in the walls you build yourself. To have faith is to convince yourself to embrace change.  You can either live in faith or live in fear; however, faith and fear cannot coexist. When your desire to overcome becomes greater than your fear, you’ll overcome adversity naturally. Fear will always attempt to immobilize you, while faith is designed to energize you.

4.  Trials will occur in life, but endurance requires you to never stop trying. Trials are one of the greatest teaching tools of life.  Never become defined by the insurmountable. Dare to do the impossible!

5.  With every success, we are strengthened and empowered for greater victories.  With most successes, there are many failures that occured before it.  Those failures are what teach us to be stronger and to persevere.

 

Life can get us down, but we can pick ourselves back up. We must learn and not be limited by the experiences of our lives. We are strong, and we all have a dreamer inside of us. Anything is possible if we are willing to persevere.

Overcoming adversity is the secret of champions. Through having the right mindset, not making excuses or taking “no” for an answer, having faith, and being energized by success, you can overcome anything that life has to throw at you, and life has thrown ALOT at us lately.

 

 

 

Kelly