Thanks so much for the email. I really enjoyed reading about past and current
swimmers. I can’t believe how much your children have grown up. You have
a beautiful family. I haven’t followed the sport at all since I graduated.
The sport has gotten so fast.
As my mom told you, I have two boys ages 4 1/2 and 3. They are extremely active
and never took naps since the day they were born. My oldest son has seen a lot
of doctors in his short life. He has never been on the charts for weight and it
has been tiring and stressful dealing with it. Three different “specialists”
from both Children’s and Mass General want me to put a feeding tube in his
stomach and I have refused to do it. There is nothing medically wrong with him
except the fact that he is skinny.
The kids have kept me busy over the past few years. They both take swim lessons
and both can swim with no floatations. Parents in the viewing area can’t
believe it when they see them. They both also take Karate and go to pre-school
on opposite days. I also plan to sign my oldest up for hockey. Since they don’t
take naps, I like to keep them and me busy. When they are not at a program or
playing with friends, they usually fight with each other.
I currently work at the Y in Reading teaching adult beginner swim lessons, a stroke
technique class, and a deep water power workout. Before having kids, I worked
in Boston and on the side I taught lessons to kids and adults. I had some awesome
clients in Boston (Red Sox player’s kid, Bruin’s coaches wife, famous
attorneys, etc) I really enjoy teaching water aerobic classes and adult swim lessons
and I have a big following. It gets me out of the house a couple nights a week.
We did a ton of work at our house this year which was good and bad. We did an
addition and we couldn’t have hired a worse contractor than the one we did.
We had all sorts of issues. However, once he was gone, things got better. We put
in a heated inground pool, basketball court, and landscaping. All of this just
got finished last Friday. Next summer we will be up and running early and we can’t
wait to enjoy the yard with our kids.
Please send along emails on BC swimming. I was so glad to read about Debbie Kuryak.
I really liked her. Next time I am at BC, I will stop by. I sometimes come by
with the kids and mooch lunch off my mother. It is so much harder to get in there
now. The security is really tough. The school has changed and it is so much bigger
and nicer as you know.
Thanks again for saying “hi.” Keep in touch.