My kids all swim too. At one time or another, they've all competed on a swim team. Two of them still practice year round, 5-7 times a week. For 3 hours each practice. So yes, our life pretty much revolved around swimming. Until now.
Adam decided out of the blue he was going out for the track and field team at his middle school. Since I threw both shot and discus in high school, I'm sure we've talked about it, but never did I think I'd have a kid follow in my footsteps. So a month ago, he went out for the team. It was right before Spring Break, so I figured I'd buy him a discus so he could practice, seeing as the other kids have already been doing this for 2 years. I showed him a few pointers, and he went from 40' right before Spring Break to 68' by the time Spring break was over.
This past Tuesday was his first track meet. I can't tell you how proud I am of him, his first meet, and he won. He practices after school every day, then most days goes on to swim practice. Here is his first winning through of 88'1"