My daughter came last at the swimming carnival and I’ve never been prouder – Essential kids – March 2018

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All the kids were excited about the swimming carnival. A day at the pool, instead of a day at school? Amazing! A day at the pool, with all their friends? Even better. My kids started preparing as soon as the date was set. We had to find red zinc (“It’s got to be house colours!”) and practice swimming laps. It was all they talked about.

As the day got closer, my youngest daughter who is in Year Two, started to worry about the races. She was pumped for the novelty section – but the popular race, the 50 metre freestyle was suddenly quite daunting.


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