There is plenty to take care of so first of all it's about prioritizing. Stability within staff and focus on what we do and deliver is of most importance so we can feel meaning and joy in what we do. With motivation we will deliver the consistency and development that signifies Swimmix and our swim families will thrive and feel happy. If they are happy we are happy.
Our long term goal is to attract people who know what it means to be committed and who also know and value the importance of good relationships and the strength of working together. We also have to work on the relationship with our partners; such as the community pool. Our swim families goes through that public part and use their dressing rooms and showers before entering Swimmix. It's important that they are and feel welcome there too. Slowly but surely we get there.
We cover the whole facility in the theme we are working with. First theme of the year is a Space Adventure. We hear a “Wow” from our swim families and children when they see it. They love it even though the occasional child get scared of the alien welcoming everybody at the entrance. The themes and the visual effects sparkle imagination and everybody jumps on board – Fantastic!
Thank you to the team in Farum for the trust and your way of being open minded, stepping up and into a new era.
We set a goal of turning the bad trend in loosing customers and stop it by the end of the first year. We not only stopped it we turned it around to an all time high! You were awesome!
During early spring I contact the health department in Farum Municipality and we start a ventured project where Swimmix gave a group of vulnerable families opportunity to come for baby swimming with us. As we have an attachment based approach it is just the right thing. We are all very engaged in this project and we have a lovely group of families and together we learn, grow and love the weekly activity and meetings.
In May I attend the ASCTA Event in Australia. Of course expectations were high “In the land of swimming”. You fulfilled and went beyond my expectations. What a great event and so many great people gathered in one place. I am so happy I got the opportunity and that Ida joined me on the trip Down Under. I also got to present (a little early but I had to try my wings again) and I made it all through the presentation. Johnny Johnson and Cindy were featured speakers and listening to them was a delight. I also got the “Bruce Sullivan experience” – This man is an excellent presenter and have important lessons delivered with humor and warmth yet without missing the important message. It was exactly what I needed on my road of fueling my energy levels again. I can really recommend to check him out in: “1 Life Do It Now”.
I met new friends and got the special treat of time with “old” and special friends. I always enjoy seeing, talking and spending time with and around you. Thank you for being you and letting me be part of your life!
After passing the education to be a family counselor and seminar leader I also become a member of Family Lab. It's an interesting and important network for me. I am so happy to be part of it and here I find so many skilled and knowledgeable people working full heartedly for the wellbeing of children and families. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this network, thank you for the sharing, help and support and interesting and nourishing talks.
The year has been full of hard work, challenges and set backs but most importantly we are moving more forward than backwards and that is much thanks to the loyal and dedicated people we have around us. We still have much work to do before we are where we wish to and know we can be. But viewing into 2013 it sure feels good.