Did you catch Olympic fever at your house?
If so, you might be interested in this free opportunity to hang out with local gold medal winner Megan Jendrik (You might remember her as Megan Quann).
Megan won two gold medals at the Sydney games, and set all kinds of records along the way. You can read more about her at her blog. She’ll be doing a special Meet and Greet at the Fife Pool September 15th, and the event is free to pool patrons. I didn’t have a chance to ask, but I have a feeling they won’t be too fussy about who is considered a patron. If you find out otherwise, let me know.
Megan will be doing some stroke demonstrations, giving an inspirational talk, and posing for pictures with her medal. Pretty awesome, huh?
The event itself is free, and if you bring 3 cans of food for the food bank, you can get a free autographed card, too!
As you’d imagine, there will also be souvenir items and pictures for sale. Most of those are in the 10.00-20.00 range. If you want your kiddo posed with Megan and her gold medal, that will run you 20.00, but it comes with an autograph.
We’ve really been trying to encourage our oldest to set some goals for himself this year (In anything, really), and I’m hoping this will give him some inspiration.
While the event is free, it is limited to the building capacity, so you need to get tickets. Just swing by the pool for them. Do note, they’ll be closed Labor Day and have limited afternoon hours next week. If it’s out of your way, I’d call first to make sure someone is in to help you. Btw, I Love the instruction at the Fife Pool with big, fluffy pink hearts. I know there are many great programs in the area, but if you’re near Fife, I can’t say enough good things about it, even though it took Henry an absolute age to get off torpedo.
The pool is at 54120 20th St. E in Fife, and the meet and greet event runs from 10am-12, with check-in beginning at 9:15.