I am very happily excited today, when we get into the competition at the London Aquatic Centre. Things just couldn’t have worked out better.
New school, new club, better prospects. Now I’m not trying to look like a gold digger, saying this but with prospects I mean the prospects of a happy, fulfilled life are always important for a young person.
It’s great to go into a competition with all around good feelings about yourself, others you work and play with.
Apparently the Duke of Edinburgh Award is ideal for active sporting kids and positively embraces them. I have had such a positive phone call from the coordinator that all my fears went away just by listening to the totally positive approach the DofE has for children.
Madison can volunteer to help others, learn new life-skills and develop her sport, among other things.
Also Madison has been invited to an award evening with the Jack Petchey Foundation to receive her award medal there.
The new swimming club, Hackney Aquatics is top of the range with the latest equipment, gadgets and a head coach who is in charge of the Middlesex talent development program. Their training program is superb too.
I post later how the competition went today.