Former member of Canada’s Paraplympic National Team Darda Sales spoke to Channel Cats swimmers tonight. Her message to swimmers was loud and clear: How are you going to bounce back from failure? That is what people will remember-not that you failed but how you were able to bounce back.
Her message to parents: as long as your swimmers are having fun, that is all that matters…not the times, not the added pressure, just have fun and love what they do. Adding pressure will definitely cause them to burn out and leave the sport.
Excellent advice from someone who has been through it all…..ups and downs and learning a lot about herself along the way.