Learning to juggle

That’s it! I give up! I can’t do it! I quit!
Okay, that was a melodramatic start to my blog but that’s literally what I’m thinking right now. I’m currently working on organising the King Wolf Swim 2016.
If you read my article in the October/November 2015 issue of H2Open Magazine, you’ll realise that organising the first King Wolf Swim in 2015 was a stressful time in my life.
Have you ever planned a large party like a wedding? Think of that amount of effort but add the possibility of all your guests drowning. That’s organising a swim event.
The amount of details that you need to sort are endless and there’s no manual explaining what needs to be done or how to do it. Every city has different regulations and every race has specific requirements.
I spent a year organising the King Wolf Swim 2015 for three reasons:

  1. I love the swim;
  2. I wanted to make an impact on open water swimming and Kingston; and
  3. I can’t stress how important this point is… I didn’t realise how hard it would be!

So what’s the conclusion of this blog? Am I trying to warn you never to organise a race? Am I saying that I’m going to quit organising this one? No. As Theodore Roosevelt once said: “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, and difficulty.” So I’m going to stop whining and work on my juggling.

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