. . . “I swim like a little fish” – direct quote from the wee person pictured below. Our girl LOVES the water so we decided this summer to take the plunge (pardon the pun) and enroll her in swim lessons so that we wouldn’t be pulling her off of the bottom when she jumps into the abyss without a thought so she could better enjoy the pool. It goes without saying that swimming is a life skill, particularly in a water town like ours. When the topic of swimming lessons came up, the decision was a no-brainer. There is one person who’s name is synonymous with learning to swim in this town (and you local mommies know exactly what I am going to say)…”Miss Brooke.” YEARS ago, Brooke and I “shared” the pool on Sunday mornings – she had her tiny little proteges on the surface of the water, and I was teaching my students under the water in the deep end. At the time, I really couldn’t appreciate just what she accomplished . . . I was much younger, childless, and had no idea what went into those little people getting from one side of the pool to the other on their own. Fast forward a few summers, ok, 15 summers, and now I see that what she does is quite remarkable.
After the first couple of classes I was a little unsure because I couldn’t tell if she was ‘really getting it’ but by mid-August, barely 6 weeks later, she was jumping off of the diving board and swimming to the side of the pool with NO flotation. I still don’t quite believe my eyes when I see her do it.
Hard to believe we’re now in September, the leaves are starting to change and the temperature is sadly dropping. . . we won’t be swimming for much longer. But, come January, “my little fish” (Caroline’s self-description) will be one of the tadpoles spending Sunday mornings with Brooke and we’re really looking forward to it! This year (which I believe is Brooke’s 24th season teaching swimming) will be the best Sunday Swim Program EVER because she has tapped into her long history of swimming connections to create the Dream Team of Swimming Instructors Yay. I checked in with her about space available, and a handful of spots remain. Whether your little peanut is timid in the water, or already an enthusiastic swimmer, we hope to see you for some Sunday swim fun…to think that my wee girl is going to be working on ALL 4 STROKES is just hard to imagine!
Thanks for indulging me with the personal post…I’ve got lots of client stuff to catch up on blogging, but couldn’t resist the shots that I took at class a few days ago.
Here’s Brooke’s website if you want to grab one of the few spots remaining in the Sunday program! www.brookemooreaquatics.com I hope we see you!
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