Mind over matter

Today was Sarah’s first day in her new swimming class.

While there there was another class going on with much smaller kids. One little guy suddenly plunged headlong from the side of the pool and disappeared from sight. About 1/28 of a second later, his father plunged in after him, fully dressed, complete with his pager, cell phone, and WinCE handheld computer. He came up with the kid, crying but unhurt, while the life guards were still trying to figure out what was going on.

After things calmed down, he borrowed a towell and disappeared into the changing room.

I spoke to him afterwards, and asked him if his hardware survived. He said that none of it had. but that he didn’t regret what he did. He’d thought about what he might do in a situation came up, and so when it did, there was no need to hesitate, and he knew exactly what he needed to do.

Way to go, dad!