I made a promise to my daughter Mj that I will accompany her on the pool when it’s my day off, so last Thursday after I fetched Faith from school, we went out right away so she will not be late to her training. But even though I was with her, I can feel that she doesn’t like to train anymore. I am not sure if this will be the last time or she would still want to continue her swimming journey but whatever her decision, I am always be here no matter what. I will always support her.
I am worried about my eldest daughter, I know that she is just hiding it but I know she is having a hard time with her schedule. You see, her dismissal from school is always about 4 in the afternoon, and there are a lot of times that she could not hail a Jeepney right away. Sometimes, she has to wait for an hour for her to get a Jeepney to go home. And sometimes, she would arrive home at 6 in the evening, in which she will have to prepare all her things for training. She don’t have time to do her project anymore, she don’t have time to study at all. She will arrive home from training, most of the time at 11:30 in the evening and since she got very tired already, she would crawl to her bed to sleep right away. I know we have to decide sooner or later if we continue the swimming or not, and whatever it will be, it will be for a lifetime.
The DACS is over and Mj is a bit sad because she does not have a place for first and second. They should have first and second to qualify for DCAA and swim for their respective event. But even if she is included to the ranking, she might just get the relay. My friend said if she could get only the relay, I still have to allow her but I decided if she will only get the relay I will not let her swim. I mean what for?
Mj said though that they were acknowledged by the school, her schoolmate who won golds was the first one who got acknowledged. And Mj as she got the third place, way to go Mj, I know you will get something someday, just continue your training.
This is what I don’t like about this sports, it is always a mess. On the first day of the competition we heard that there’s a commotion between the coach of the DepEd and a private coach. The mess is about the relay of the kids, the private coach told the D coach that the line-up is not good and that includes Mj. The private coach said this is what I heard that Mj is not fast enough to be on the relay. As what I heard from hearsay that the private coach wanted to have all his swimmers to be in one relay. He even pointed his finger to the chin of the D coach. When I heard about this, I told the parent who told me about what happen, I felt sad for Mj I know she strive hard but with that word, it is frustrating and disappointing. On the other hand, later she did not mind it at all, she just has to strive hard and train hard so she can prove her worth next time.