The athletic gene is often passed along from parent to child. We see it all the time, whether its Muhammad to Leila Ali or Ken Griffey Sr. to Jr. It's no surprise that an avid runner and mother like Susan Ray would pave the way for her children to become accomplished swimmers. Susan's great work with the Afton Alligator Swim Team makes her our Team Mom of the Week.
Susan lives in Houston, TX, with her husband, Ken, and their two children: Callaghan (8) and Kennedy (6). At this year's Meet of Champions, her daughter Callaghan Ray finished first in backstroke, second in butterfly, eighth in freestyle and her relay teams placed as well. Impressive! Kennedy Ray enjoyed collecting all of her sister's colored ribbons, too. When not cheering on the her swimmers, Susan works full time at Gexa Energy and is also an avid runner. She finds time to run 2-3 marathons a year. How does she do it?!
Susan has uploaded tons of photos to the Alligators gallery, and we here at Weplay love seeing them. This season, the Alligators have won 3 of their 5 league meets and have had several finalists in the Meet of Champions. Way to go, and keep up the good work!
Susan Ray's Three Tips For Other Team Moms:
1: Volunteer. Youth teams are always in need of help!
2: If you are experienced with the sport/team help share information with new members.
3: Take pictures to keep the memories.