I grew up swimming competitively in Davis, Ca. I had some success as a swimmer, but the most important thing to me is that I still love the sport. Yes, I want your child to enjoy swimming while they are young. However, more important to me is that they continue to enjoy swimming as they get older.
Nobody can name the fastest 10 year old swimmer in the
An 8 year old has never been offered a college scholarship.
Longevity in the sport outweighs early success.