i'm not sure how many of my visitors know that i am a swimmer. so i was elated when my kids decided to "retire" from the sport of gymnastics, at the ripe old ages of 8 and 10, and head to the pool to try swimming. turns out, they have the swimming bug too.
we traveled to colorado for a month during the summer and the kids wanted to swim while we were there. one kid just made the swim team and the other one decided she wanted to swim...all the week before we left for colorado. instead of waiting until we returned to nevada, i decided to have them attend practices with a colorado team. i thought it would be a great experience and they'd get to see a swim meet or two...and hopefully they'd like it. well...only one team returned my call, so we decided to swim with them. it ended up being a great decision. the coaches were WONDERFUL and the kids learned so, so much. we wanted to give the main coach that was working with the girls a thank you gift. she really spent time with the girls getting their mechanics correct and really putting them on a good path and encouraging them. we couldn't really think of anything not generic to give her...and then we came up with the idea of art. duh! i'm an artist right?? so i took to the pool today and created an image for the coach. i'm going to mount it on wood and the girls are going to write a nice thank you note on the back. [ i think i may actually make a couple of these for my kids!! but really secretly for me. :)]
check it out...i think i may have to photograph a number of other pools now!!!! and start swimming again....
i'll photograph the finished product and post it for everyone to see. hope you're having a great week!