Swim Please!

December 3, 2012

3 December, 2012 01:14

Filed under: Uncategorized — maybe an idealist @ 1:14 am

[private] i have a six kid combined flock of polliwogs and guppies. They find me five to ten minutes before class. They follow me into the water at the deep end, some with reluctance, some with glee. They’re starting to fall under the spell of being willing to attempt something just because i believe they can- it’s sometimes definitely against their better judgement. We do a fair amount of distance. As of 8-12 weeks ago- most of them weren’t willing to let go of the wall, my hand, or a noodle. Currently, 3 attempted the length without an ifd, 2 succeeded. 4 finally let go and slowly paddled the length, with only a bubble. We’ve done a lot to work up to this point. We’ve spent time in and out of flippers- done god only knows how many slow hard nervous lengths of the pool propped up with bubbles, noodles, kickboards, barbells, and anything else i could imagine- but now the polliwogs are
horizontal with a good flutter kick, and the guppies are swimming half to full lengths of the pool!

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