10Commitment #10: Celebrate the Values and Victories

While in college, Kevin Straughn and Kaitlyn Morelli spent a summer working together as head coaches for a swim league team in their local community. With swimmers ranging in age from six to eighteen, and an eight-week season giving them a relatively short time together, they needed to build bonds and a sense of community within the team right from the beginning. They started the season with a get-together where they clarified their goals for the summer: improvement of each swimmer on the team and success for the whole team in the Summer Swim League Championship. “The team had won the championship in previous years,” Kevin and Kaitlyn told us, “and we wanted to build off of that right from ...

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