Here's Dylan during his first race of the season. He's really improved this year. He's not swimming against Austin this year which is probably a good thing. The first event he kept looking from side to side to see where his opponents were but now he stays more focused. I'm so proud of him.
One of my favorite stories about him swimming was during a couple of years ago he broke his arm and had to have it in a sling for 6 weeks (starting the week the beginning of the pool season!). He wasn't a strong swimmer at the time. The day he got his sling off we went to the pool and he wanted to take the swim test at the pool so he could go to the deep end and the slides. I discouraged him, thinking that since he hadn't used his arm for six weeks there was no way that he would pass. He insisted he could at least try so I let him. He passed the test with flying colors and proudly displayed his pool pass for all to see. Now that's determination.