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Old 05-09-2013
borate borate is offline
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Read THIS.
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Wow...very cool.
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Old 05-10-2013
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Ok so as impressive as this is I really don't find it inspiring. in fact I have a hard time watching this. I wish the media just left the girl alone.
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I kind of disagree here Racewind, although I perfectly understand your feeling.

I had this feeling when once asked to work (as a swim instructor) with disabled clientele (trisomy, severe autism). I enjoyed my time as best as I could, but I found it too hard so I quit.

However about 2 decades later, recently the coach I work with, high level guy, shared a dream of putting together a nice swim structure, with pretty much everything, from kids to elite, masters, and paralympics. I thought it was absolutely awesome that now people should think, almost by default, to include these.

Because make no mistake. My primary job as a coach, with kids, is to teach and educate. Use the sport as a leverage to teach much deeper values (than simple keeping high elbow).

And this little kid on that clip, for me, in her mind and passion is just like anyother kid. That's thanks to sport, or thanks to her passion (could have been birds, or psychology). She becomes very important as a role model for 2 reasons:

1. For disabled kids to see how happy she seems to be
2. For kids that are not disabled to teach them how lucky they are

For me, the kid on the clip didn't get me emotional at all. I rapidly switched to coaching mode, and spent much more time analyzing how she use her body weight to pull, than crying on her. I guess that's because I see an athlete in her first and foremost.

I don't know how ethic it is, I'm sometimes little scared about myself on this sort of issue (as I think my own way), but I may even consider reusing this clip, not to show pity, but to demonstrate a unique execution of the single arm drill. I'm sure this is what this little girl would wish, to be seen as an athlete, and analyzed as such (though again, I can be wrong I donno).

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Ok so as impressive as this is I really don't find it inspiring. in fact I have a hard time watching this. I wish the media just left the girl alone.
She doesn't seem to feel that way.
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Old 05-10-2013
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She doesn't seem to feel that way.
Who can tell how she really feels?

Watching this doesn't make me want to go and swim though.
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