The upside to being a swim parent with no life — FranklyStein

Six of our last eight weekends have been usurped by swim meets.

The madness started the second weekend in January and won't let up until after this weekend. Between high school championship meets, meets hosted by our kids' teams and state championships, I'm starting to exhale chlorine. I'm not just talking about a few hours on a Saturday — these meets suck up the entire weekend.

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