Some 19 years ago, Midenna Anderson showed up at the Lancaster County Pool to watch her daughter, Emily Anderson McCain, practice for an upcoming Lancaster Swim Team meet.
The longtime McDonald Green Elementary School kindergarten teacher said she plopped down in a lounge chair to observe.
“That was all I was here for,” Anderson said.
All of that changed when former swim team coach Lynn Hammond saw Anderson sitting there. Anderson readily admits that at that time, she knew little about triple kicks, arm flies and negative splits.