Happy New Year. Here comes 2018.

CLOH .org = Caring, Loving, Open, Honest.

On this first day of the new year, let’s consider the first concept, CARING.

Comment from Kevin DeForrest via a Facebook post.

That’s a contract. “If you _____, then I’ll ______.” A covenant, on the other hand, says “I will _______ no matter what you do.” Caring is covenantal, not contractual.

Dictionary for convental: Of or pertaining to a covenant.

covenant (from Websters)

    • a binding and solemn agreement to do or keep from doing a specified thing; compact
    • an agreement among members of a church to defend and maintain its doctrines, polity, and faith
      • [C-] an agreement of Presbyterians in Scotland in 1638 to oppose episcopacy
        also called National Covenant
      • [C-] an agreement between the parliaments of Scotland and England in 1643 to extend and preserve Presbyterianism
        also called Solemn League and Covenant

LAW

    • a formal, sealed contract
    • a clause of such a contract
    • a suit for damages for violation of such a contract

THEOL.

  • the promise made by God to humanity and the relationship it established, as described in the Bible

Brick!

We have been doing some “money dives” too — where a hand-full of pennies are tossed in the pool and the kids race to get them back into their team’s bank. Rules change. On day one, only one coin per person at any given time. Then the other day it was everyone for themselves. Still one had to deliver the coins into the bank before it closed — generally open only for 90-seconds.

Treading too

Video show off from Camp King, Squads Voyageurs and Wind Cave

Parade

Includes: Mia, Terrance, Terry, Imani, William, Donovan, Brooke.

Imani

Nahayo

Winning a swim race!

N swimming with underwater view

Abrahem

Cameron and some others

Damian doing butterfly

Damien getting a pull on his underwater pushoff in the streamline by coach.

Surf around and see some other swimmers at CLOH.org.

Ideas from Summer Dreamers, SDA17

Delayshia, 10

Delayshia

I like when I score and learn how to use a noddle. I like when some people dive in. Another thing I like about swimming is SKWIM and playing other games, doing butterfly, going under water. I’m starting to learn have to swim in the deep, in 18 foot. I know how to swim in the shuffle, and I can go under water for 10.

Brooke, 8

Brooke

What I like about Swim & Water Polo this week is that there is always something new and that makes me happy. For example the Thunderbirds are hosting SKWIM and Water Polo – special event on Saturday, July 15, at South Side. I also like how I learned to dive in the deep. I really liked the SKWIM game we played today.

Update from Week 5 from Brooke
Swim & Water Polo, this week, is fun so far, but it is disappointing. Today, the others went to the Sue Murry pool while me, Dyamond, Laura, Mia, Abrahem, Mariam, Jeannine, Elliott, Nahayo and Nevaeh stayed back. But yesterday was fun we got to practice with the diving bricks, and it’s kind of slippery and some times heavy and makes my knees touch the ground. Ps 🤗

Abrahem from week 3

Abrahem

I like everything in the water polo program. This week they teach us in water polo how to do diving into the water and the frog and to swim in the shallow water. They teach us how to swim in the deep.

Ramere

Ramere

I like to dive. I like to play SKWIM. My favorite part of summer was using the snorkel and diving for the brick in the deep.