With the onset of summer, we head back to the pool, excited to get wet and cool off but struggling to remember what gear to bring and which skills to practice first. In this blog post, we’ll discuss necessary gear, practice tips, and exercises for beginning swimmers.
I was about a year into working at Swimtastic when on my schedule “the twins” appeared. They were 4 years old and I knew right off the bat that they LOVED the water (especially staying underwater and just doing their own thing) and had a lot of energy! I was excited to take them under my wings and find a way to channel all their energy into learning the right techniques.
Lessons from children – All things come with time
There are a lot of lessons to be learned as a parent, but one of the greatest lessons I have learned from my stepson is that all things come with time. As parents we rush to help our children learn new things and new skills. We get frustrated when we don’t think they are potty-training fast enough, they won’t sit still long enough to hear a chapter from a book, they won’t capitalize their sentences or basic math seems like calculus to their developing brains. We worry that we aren’t doing a good enough job and that lacking these basic skills is going to ruin them forever. Phew. Take a breath!