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2008 Swim Team

I am so very proud of the wonderful kids on our swim team.

The young kids like earning ribbons at the meets. It brings a smile to see their confidence grow, particularly those who arrived timid because they could not swim a lick. Parents are amazed when their child is suddenly able to swim the length of the pool or showing-off the backstroke and butterfly. The proud swim team youngsters are a joy.

The older kids like being in great shape after six weeks of healthy exercise. They swim well, have fun, and are good role models for the younger kids in both talent and character. After practice, a big kid will often stay to help the coach teach the youngsters. The pool recruits lifeguards from this group of TERRIFIC TEENS.

It is a treat for parents and kids to participate together at the meets. While the kids are swimming their best, parents are busy too. Parents time the races, write names on ribbons, sell concession, and other duties. Parents feel the action while the kids appreciate parent involvement.

Our team has a fifty-plus year heritage. A record board honors the names and times of past swimmers while providing current swimmers with a goal. Our community benefits from healthy camaraderie our team builds among neighborhood kids and families.


by Jerry Adams, 2002

2004 Swim Team
click picture to visit St. Richard School (click their links)

2002 Swim Team
click photo to visit Pattonville Schools (including link to Willow Brook)