Ep. 166: The Journey to being World Jr. Champ, with Luke Swanson
Ups and downs, the role of faith and character, and the fun, inside-scoop from Luke
My third son Luke (18) joins us today to talk about his journey from being a young boy on a surfboard with his dad, to recently winning the Jr. World Championships in El Salvador! Luke shares some of the ups and downs of his journey, how sponsors and contracts with surf brands work, and faith and character lessons he’s learned along the way.
Whether or not you have a surfer in your family, I think the things Luke shares will be an encouragement to you and your kids. Luke encourages kids to pursue excellence in all that they do! (Colossians 3:23)
Also look for Luke’s World Champs Surf Highlights (his 10.00 wave, and post-win interview, etc.) on my Instagram feed (“highlights” are the little circles at the top of the feed!)
Scott Hamilton: Finish First (this is excellent for competitive athletes)
And…the Bible, of course! ♥️
a few more pictures from the World Champs in El Salvador…
*Many of these are screen shots since I was watching from my home computer. ☺️ More contest highlights and photos of all of the amazing surfers on the ISA (International Surfing Association) website
Luke and one of his best friends, Shion Crawford, ^^ who took second place in the final. They love each other but are fiercely competitive!
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