Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: 92,960,000 miles from maximum PAR
Try telling your dad you need to learn from your own mistakes. Tell him doing this will help you to become more independent and well rounded. Then continue as you have been doing, learning and applying what you learn as needed to reach your goals, aquatic or otherwise.
Then, perhaps, the old dog will learn new tricks once seeing your results. Or not, don't worry about it - in the end it is his problem not yours.