On the day I was expecting to be inundated with rain, as per forecasts for the past fortnight, we instead enjoyed a sultry day poolside as our kids partook in the annual inter-house swimming carnival. Pre-cursor to next week's inter-school event, it acted as a training session with a little healthy competition thrown in.
With statistics released last week revealing that some 50,000 students will finish primary school in Australia this year unable to swim well enough to save themselves, I'm pleased to report that none of those will hail from our little school.
With butterfly making it into this year's program, our kids have risen to the occasion and displayed their incredible ability and tenacity,
in a stroke that can be downright tricky ...
... and a little bit painful.
Returning home with a handful of ribbons and
we're seriously contemplating our tactics for next week's competition.
Will we go the post-swim massage, rub-down and technical de-brief,
or forego all that for a freezing cold Milo?