Of course, when we enter a competition, things don’t always go our way. Sometimes we work hard, and still lose. Sometimes we win but still didn’t perform as we wanted to. When you develop a talent and work hard for a result, it feels great. When you fail and learn that you can bounce back, you feel more confident in yourself because you understand that you have resilience. We build self-esteem and grit in these moments and these are two traits that most certainly are essential in adulthood. We also learn to win and lose with grace as competition gives us the opportunities to cope with feelings of pride and disappointment and to learn to process them in healthy ways.
Well done to all our amazing swimmers and water babies – we are so proud of you all. Thanks also to our highly supportive parents who came along to support the children – we hope you were impressed and proud too!
Thanks for your continued support.