“It takes more than an Olympian to achieve such great accomplishments in life and then come back to your community and give back such a great gift and, to do it with such finesse”
Dear Johnny and everyone at Blue Buoy,
WOW! What an experience. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful event. Words cannot express how exciting it was. (I know that is a cliché but it is true). The event went so smoothly, you organized it very well. With the perfect amount of time to get acquainted, take a picture, eat, swim instruction (with the Olympians) … lunch, pictures and autographs. There was no lag time and the guys were more than professional. They got down to the kids’ level, spoke kid lingo, played with them and gave each one of them hands on help with their tricks of swimming. It takes more than an Olympian to achieve such great accomplishments in life and then come back to your community and give back such a great gift and, to do it with such finesse.
The inspirational talk they gave before the instruction began brought tears to my eyes, yet it was something that even the children of the youngest ages understood. My favorite saying now is, “winning is a bonus.” What better way can you interpret that concept. As they gave instruction to the kids, they spoke to the children as if they were one of them, not down to them. This brought laughter to the pool and made it fun for them to learn. Yet they were able to express these complicated concepts in ways that they could understand.
Thank you, we had a great time. Again, you all did a brilliant job of putting this event together, right down to the healthy snacks. It couldn’t have been put together better.