Thursday, July 5, 2012
PaceClub Blog: Swim Today
Posted on Speedo's Pace Club
As an 18 month old, I cried during every swim lesson. I was so scared of my swim lessons, in fact, that I even cried whenever my swim instructor’s name was mentioned. But I lived in California and we had a backyard pool, so learning to swim was not a choice for me, it was a life skill necessary for my safety. My mom knew that and knew I would thank her later, so she pushed through and continued with my lessons. Two-and-a-half years later, I was chomping at the bit to get my first shot at competitive swimming. At 4 years old, I was hooked.
Not all kids will have the competitive bug, but all kids need to be given the chance to learn to swim, to be happy and safe and experience being a part of the aquatic community...
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