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He had tried again but failed. A slight sinking in her chest brought sadness to her eyes while the grin she plastered to her face was unwavering. He looked around and physically deflated a fraction as the disappointment rolled over him in an engulfing wave.
Slowly he made his way to the edge, then collected himself as he got out of the pool.
She rushed over to greet him.
“Great job! You were fantastic!” she enthused.
“Thanks, Mum.” He smiled. “I was close.”
It was a familiar dance for them both. Simultaneously they thought ‘I hate the stupid swimming carnival’.