Now that tuition fees at university are so high, becoming a swimmer seems a good career move, but just as I get friendly with the thought the government might cap tuition fees for students to a set cost of £7,500 per year.
Whatever happens with university fees, swimming fees are also quite expensive and need to be well-managed to be affordable.
Young people need a certain amount of consistency to be successful in whatever they do because too many changes cause unnecessary disruptions.
When I read those wonderful blogs like Swim Vortex, everything seems to easy, people swim, train and win medals. But when you are in the mix, you actually need to work hard to stay ahead of the game and succeed in sport and life challenges.
Already problems have emerged with the new LAC ACS setup and we might need to change club again.
I am not apportioning blame because pressures are on everybody these days and I am certain all do their utmost best. But young people do need regular and reliable routines to get on in education and in sport; that is really what we are looking for.
Swimming also needs to be affordable and manageable from the aspect of finance, travel, time and effort involved. We are currently looking for a new club.
I think those swimmers who swim in the well-established smooth running clubs do best in the long-run. The LAC ACS, formerly LACPP is a relatively new setup and it is quite hard to cope with the continuing changes.
It is much harder to form friendships, to organise home-work and it is actually getting really expensive as well when routines constantly change.