It's a good thing!
Now that short course season is over and spring break is next week, the coaches give the kids a break from their drills to 'play'. Yeah, that's what it is, playing.
Coach Tony is working them hard: treading water, handling a ball one-handed, swimming with ball, and trying to play 'keepaway' at the same time. His whistle chirps and tweets in a variety of patterns, telling the kids what to do. I have to admit that this is the quietest the pool has ever been!
Oh, all without goggles. It's illegal to wear goggles. Don't know why, but I guess it's a) dangerous, or b) gives an advantage.
It's also illegal to handle the ball with two hands. Kids with bigger hands have a bit of an advantage.
I know there are a ton of rules, but it's kind of fun watching the kidlet try to cheat when they put her in shallower water. I think one foot is allowed, but not two.
Short and sweet, busy day today.