A small child pulled at Vicki Krysiak’s leg as yet another parent volunteer needed help organizing which swimmers were coming up and who was supposed to be where.
As coach of the Pelican Point swim team, Krysiak barely has time to catch her breath after pulling a flurry of small children away from straying too close to the pool edge in between shouts of encouragement to her team.
“As long as the kids are having fun, that’s the only thing that matters,” a rushed Krysiak said as the Gonzales-based team competed Saturday in its second league meet of the season against Westminster Aquatic Club.
Competing out of the Pelican Point neighborhood in Gonzales and nearly 85 swimmers strong, the Waves have been in existence since 2008 and feature swimmers from 4 to 18 years old in all the competitive strokes, including relays.
The summer is still early for Krysiak and her team, but with only five league meets, the Pelican Point squad doesn’t have much time to pull things together.
Fortunately for the Waves, Krysiak gave them a confident vote of approval on what she’s seen thus far.