After 31+ years I’ve accomplished a goal I’ve had for a long time. I learned to swim. I didn’t have a fear of water but I had a fear of water going up my nose. I didn’t know how to breathe/not breathe underwater at all. To go underwater I had to pinch my nose closed to go underwater. Since I didn’t know how to swim I made sure my son learned.
He is a typical 6-year-old child with no fear of water. If he was in danger I couldn’t just jump in and save him. What is a mommy to do? Put him in swim lessons really young and make sure he could save himself. After putting him in several classes I could see him progress right before my eyes. I was in awe and it gave me the urge I needed to sign myself up.
My lessons were twice a week, for four weeks. They taught me how to control my breathing under water, glide off the wall, float on my back and most importantly front crawl (read swim). My teacher was great, he pushed me when I needed to be pushed and made me comfortable with the water. This was a huge accomplishment for me, next up Level 2. I had the best experience taking adult swim lessons. I was the youngest in the class by a substantial amount but I was there to learn. I also made some new older “Aunties” and that was really cool. We were all in the same boat and learned and encouraged one another every step of the way. Our tribes don’t always look the way we think they are supposed to. Be open, know that our tribes change, some tribes are a lifetime and others only a season.
Here is a little clip my Babe took of me swimming.