first swim lesson
so the other day at the pool I got the itch to try to swim a lap after every one's encouraging words to try to swim.
I pulled aside someone from the swim team to see if she would teach me a few things to get me across the pool. She happily agreed and then I chickened out and said - What was I thinking? She started chanting, "just do it, just do it, just do it!" over and over until I got the guts to go over to the lap pool. ( I know how to swim but have never been taught how to swim a lap for real)
She was very helpful and let me borrow her goggles but didn't have a swim cap so my hair kept getting in my face.
She taught me a few tips and I was trying not to be too embarrassed in case anyone could hear or see me.
Then she got out of the pool and walked along side me as I was giving it my best. She would jump in a few times to tell me to hold my hands like a spoon not a fork, or to show me how to turn my head.
This swimming thing is hard! I could barely make it to the end of the pool. I have a whole new appreciation watching the swim team kids swim everyday.
I spent about half an hour with my on the spot instructor and was amazed at how much I had learned.
I realized I needed some goggles and swim cap if I was going to give this another try. I really want to continue to try new things as I get older and not be afraid - so this is a good way to test out that dream.
I don't know if I will have the guts to wear them at the pool, but could not miss the chance to take a photo of me in them.
... and thanks to my new swim coach - Annie Kate you are an awesome teacher and it was truly a bonding mom and daughter moment!