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A teaching moment for this swim dad

Originally Published: January 28, 2009
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

I came downstairs Monday to find my two sons doing what they do most mornings: watching "SportsCenter."

The Super Bowl dominated the show, but they took wide-eyed note of what was crawling across the bottom of the screen: the news about Michael Phelps admitting that, yes, it really was him in that instantly infamous picture, smoking a marijuana bong.

In our house, this was crashingly big news. We're a swimming family. My three kids all swim competitively year-round, and ...

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