My kids and I had an amazing opportunity to get some tips for swimming and tips for life from Olympic swimmer, 5 time Gold medalist, Aaron Peirsol in a New York City roof top pool event organized by Auro-Dri a few weeks ago. If Auro-Dri is new to you; Auro-Dri Ear Drying Aid is safe, fast, and effective in relieving water-clogged ears and it will dry water in the ears and relieve water-clogged ears after swimming, showering, bathing, or washing your hair. Auro-Dri is a great product for moms to keep in the pool bag this summer, and it’s safe for kids over 2 years old. Aaron Peirsol just recently retired from swimming, and when I asked him, what’s next – his answer absolutely blew me away. Aaron Peirsol is going back to graduate school and is now going after a graduate degree in political science. He might be retired from swimming but I have a feeling we will keep hearing a lot from him and his upcoming accomplishments. He is an amazing role model for all of us, but I felt lucky that my children were able to meet him and hear his point of view of success and life first hand. (I wrote a previous post about secrets to success if you want to check it out). Aaron Piersol told us he started swimming at young age, but started taking it seriously at age 11 and training daily. I asked what kind of tips he would have for people who want to succeed and live life to the fullest, his tip was simple “find something you love, then it doesn’t feel like work, just have fun with it”. But while having fun with it and loving every second of what you are doing is almost like a mandatory when you are set for large goals like winning at Olympics, it doesn’t come easy, and he said you have to work hard for your dreams. But working hard for your goals becomes so much easier when you absolutely love what you do. My kids had a lot of fun swimming with the Olympic swimmer, and as a mom I was happy that he gave them real tips like never swimming alone, and always remembering use sunscreen! Disclosure: I received Auro-Dri product sample, but all of my opinions are my own.