This Lil Piglet

Little Swimmers Swim Parent of the Month with @ChickenFarmers

When I was almost too little to remember my parents put a pool in our backyard. Every summer I would swim like a fish all day long, even taking swimming lessons right in our own pool alongside other neighborhood kids. My older brother, sister and myself were all in speed swimming for a time, my older siblings in a more competitive team than myself but before each practice my parents always served a meal high in protein to ensure a boost to our energy. Throughout the swim season, Chicken Farmers of Canada and Swimming Canada have teamed up to honour swim parents in Canada the swim parent of the month contest.


Are You a Swim Parent?


September Prize Stainless Steel BBQ Set

Chicken Farmers of Canada, proud partner of Swimming Canada, supports the Canada’s Swim Team initiative to have every Canadian child swim at least 25 metres before completing elementary school. This initiative not only promotes cardiovascular health and flexibility, but endurance necessary for safety in pools and water. Swimming Canada, in turn, recognizes that a well-balanced diet filled with a variety of whole grains, fruits and vegetables and lean protein goes hand in hand with healthy living.


If you fill your child’s belly with nutritious energy boosting meals before they head out to swim, enter to win by the 15th of every month.  To qualify email the information below:


1)      The title of your favourite recipe at that you would prepare to fuel your swimmer(s)
2)      The correct answer to this skill-testing question – What lean meat is “the official protein of swimming in Canada?” and
3)      Register your child to join Canada’s Swim Team:


Be Recognized


The winner and their favourite chicken recipe will be posted on the Swim Parent of the Month webpage, and included in a National Swim Team Digital Cookbook to be published in December 2014.


For more information, go to the Swimming Canada website and review the rules and regulations.
Join us Friday September 20th at 1 pm ET for a 30 minute chat to kick of the parent of the month contest.  There is no RSVP required just follow the #ChickenChat hastag on twitter for great conversation, recipes and contest information.  I hope to see you there!


Do you have little swimmers in the house, competitive or leisure?


Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign by ShesConnected. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.” 


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