Swim Please!

November 25, 2012

25 November, 2012 18:14

Filed under: Uncategorized — maybe an idealist @ 6:14 pm

[private] the most stubborn swimmer i’ve encountered, ever, is a little girl. She is tiny, relatively soft spoken, and has a cast iron will. She doesn’t see why going under water is a remotely good idea, so it is a long process of negotiations. She does not like swimming on her back, but she would rather swim on her back than go underwater. She can and does dependably bubble. She handles rather large waves to the face just fine- most of the time, and when not, it isn’t a disaster. Thankfully, i always teach her in a rather busy pool time, so waves are a part of life. Thankfully, as a 5 year old, she has a vague understanding of physics. We’ve been experimenting with a step down of floaties. We did no floaty for a while, for months, and she started swimming short distances without the floaty. Now, in a given class, she jumps into the deep end holding my hands (i go under, she doesn’t)
starts with no floaty and holding one finger, kicks a few lengths with half a floaty,

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