Saturday, June 30, 2012

2012 Olympic Swim Trials



Last week I mentioned that the US Olympic Swim Trials are this week. We have been watching them both on NBC and on nbcolympics.com. The kids are really loving it and it makes them even more excited for their swimming lessons this week!  They are actually disappointed that they don't have lessons next week due to the holiday.  It sure helps to see a perfect model of how a stroke looks. We loved watching Phelps and Lochte battle it out in the 200m freestyle. So exciting! My kids are huge Michael Phelps fans but there are a bunch of other ones that they have each picked to root for. If you haven’t watched the trials this week there is still time! The trials are running through July 2, 2012 and will continue to be broadcasted every night at 8 pm Pacific on NBC.

There is an awesome site that you should be sure to visit, USA Swimming and  also the website SwimToday.org. This site is a wonderful tool for parents who want to get their kids into swim lessons. On the site, you can find a place to swim in your area, self-assess your ability, and learn the benefits of swimming and fitness. SwimToday.org can also help parents find swim facilities that offer scholarships. If you haven’t already, be sure to check them out!




The Motherhood and USA Swimming are throwing a Twitter party on Monday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. ET to cheer on Dara Torres in real time as she swims. My daughter can't wait for this one!  The party will last about an hour and they will be giving away some prizes, talking about swimming, and cheering on Dara.  I can't wait!

So has your family been watching the trials? Does your family plan to watch the Olympics?  My kids were excited before but the swim trials on NBC have made them even more excited!


2 comments:

  1. Great post, Debbi! Yes, I've been watching the trials. I was on a swim team through school so I love watching these kids in the trials. That's great for your kids and it's an important thing to learn how to swim. My 17 month gradson is taking swimming "lessons" this summer. His parents are not strong swimmers and they want to be sure he is. I'll check out the sites, thanks! Good luck to yours!!!

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  2. I'm enjoying the trials as well, Debbi. Very exciting and I'm really looking forward to the Olympics.

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