Eat My Bubbles

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Swimming is a sport started at an early age in Austin.  A role model of the top Long Horn Swim Team doesn't hurt to get a youngster interested.

There are many summer league programs to join which gets kids up and active racing to swim practice during the week (yes, that means rolling out of bed early during summer vacation) and competing with their team on weekends at swim meets.  It is a family affair as it takes the effort of parents to organize age groups, sell food at the concession stands, time the races and so much more.

My youngest granddaughter, Maggie (9) swims for the Balcones Country Club teamMaggie called the "Sharks!"  Look at the posters they have made together which are hung up on the fence around the pool during their meets.  Saturday, I came early to watch her swim on her relay!

Swimming is a wonderful sport; its great exercise, encourages team building and individual skills and helps develop discipline.  Can't think of a better way to persuade kids to get off that couch!

The Sharks favorite slogan is "Eat My Bubbles"  We could all learn something from that one!

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Kristen Wheatley
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Love it.  Way to go Maggie! I remember the focus on neighborhood swim teams in Austin.  I only lived there from 1976-1978, but lived in Balcones Woods and swam for that swim team.  I have no idea what the area looks like now, but they were still building the neighborhood when I was there and it was a short walk down to the pool.  I don't know if Balcones Woods is the same as Balcones Country Club, but thanks for the memories.  When we lived there, the neighborhood was not really connected to the rest of the city...from the current maps, it looks like it is all developed now.

Jun 14, 2010 11:58 AM #1
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Kristen Wheatley
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OK, I just had a blast on your website. Love the school links and how they have virtual tours. I attended Lucy Read, but it was Lucy Read 6th grade center then. It was so wonderful to see that the school looks the same even if it is now being used for preK. I think it is a shame they didn't continue with it as a 6th grade school. I have always thought rounding up all of the 6th graders separately was a stroke of genius.
Jun 14, 2010 01:32 PM #2
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Kristen,

Balcones Woods just got a new pool it is located closer to the Arboretum. Balcones Country Club is up further Hwy 183 in Spicewood at Balcones. It is great fun and keeps the kids busy doing something constructive. Balcones Woods still has a swim team! Austin has changed ..you would not recognize the city if you haven't been back since 1978! Thanks for stopping by.

Jun 14, 2010 03:40 PM #3
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Neat video Dorie. Yes, we are having some great weather. I just finished setting up the grandkids pool for the summer. Yup! Works just fine...

Jun 14, 2010 11:30 PM #4
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Judy Greenberg
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What a great video you did for the swim club.  Dorie, you do a tremendous job with acclimating new people to the area in all of your blog posts

Jun 15, 2010 12:03 AM #5
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Judy Greenberg
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What a great video you did for the swim club.  Dorie, you do a tremendous job with acclimating new people to the area in all of your blog posts

Jun 15, 2010 12:03 AM #6
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I love "Eat my bubbles." And the video was great, too, but I think I'm mostly going to have to check out the Funpix at slide.com.

Jun 15, 2010 07:44 PM #7
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