Today I was the parent who used her kid to meet a celebrity. This wasn’t a Hollywood movie star celebrity; it was an Olympic gold medalist. Last year at a fundraiser for the Hannah Storm Foundation there was an auction item that was just too good to pass up – a kid’s swim clinic with Ryan Lochte. It’s shameless, I know, but the thought of actually seeing an Olympic swimmer up close and personal, much less Ryan Lochte, well my female friends will understand.
Ryan was awesome with the kids and got in the pool to swim with them all. And yes, he definitely lived up to the billing! While Jack will probably not understand or appreciate it today, one day he will and the pictures will be worth more than the price of admission. Thank you to the Hannah Storm Foundation and Grandstand Sports for making this once in a lifetime opportunity possible for Jack – and me!