Today, I went swimming with my daughter. It’s funny how the fear wants to creep back in when i initially get into the water. I saw my daughter do her freestyle stroke, and I decided to just go for it…I told myself it was just an adaptation of doggie paddle, which I can do. So instead of doggie paddle arms, I did the windmill thing, and I actually did it! The only thing I didn’t do was turn my head to the side and out of the water for a breath, which is pretty important. I’m so happy!
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1. learn to swim
I’m learning to swim also. I started with the doggie paddle, and was having a hard time until I realized I was clenching my eyes tightly shut every time I tried. When I realized i could open my eyes (with my goggles on, of course, I did it!
My swim instructor hasn’t gone over actual freestyle stroke yet, but I feel confident enough to try it when I go on vacation in Florida in two weeks.
this Sunday we worked on jumping in the pool…i had a hard time with that.