POLL: Does your DD know how to (m)

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POLL: Does your DD know how to (m)
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Fri, 05-23-2003 - 11:14am
Swim? If not, when do you plan on teaching/having her taught?

Lisa

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Fri, 05-23-2003 - 12:08pm
not yet. I plan on putting her in lessons that start very soon. I need her to know how to swim since our pool will be bigger this year.

Lisa

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Fri, 05-23-2003 - 12:13pm
Sarah my 9 year old is learning to swim but she does not like the water and not very confident so it is taking a while. She has made a lot of improvement since last year so we are encouraged. Abby(4) just loves water and is very confident but is having some trouble learning to swim(she has mild CP). We plan to work very hard with both of them this summer.


Karla

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Tue, 05-27-2003 - 9:29am
Okay, can I brag a bit here? LOL Like you could stop me. Kristen always refused to take swimming lessons. She was a bit afraid of the water and holy help us if water splashed on her face, she had to get out of the pool and dry her face. So this spring she FINALLY relented to taking swimming lessons. Well, she had a super class with only 3 other boys and two instructors (I like that ratio) and her and two of the other boys managed to get their level 1 AND level 2 in the first set of lessons. She now spends most of our time at the pool with her head under the water. LOL A year ago I would never have imagined such a thing. She even opens her eyes underwater. Knock me over with a feather. LOL

So while she can't swim yet obviously only having passed level 1 and 2, she is much much more confident. I am going to sign her up for summer camp at a wave pool this year and part of the day is spent on swimming lessons so she'll be further along by fall for regular lessons. I can't swim very well at all (can make it across the pool but that's about it) so I want to make sure she has some skills so I feel more confident when we're alone with no lifeguard. I am always afraid if something happened I couldn't help her.

She's turning 8 tomorrow by the way, so this has not been a quick process but now she's into it I want to keep encouraging her.

Tam

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Tue, 05-27-2003 - 12:55pm
CONGRATULATIONS! WOO HOO! Sounds like she's doing great! You might just have yourself an olympic swimmer by the time she's done. Isn't it amazing how things just CLICK...

Lisa

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Tue, 05-27-2003 - 6:40pm
Bri knows the basics and 'tries' to swim but I would not trust her skills enough to walk away from the pool. She is going to start lessons next week. 2 weeks, 4 nights a week....I think it will help her learn more and feel more comfortable in the water.
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Thu, 05-29-2003 - 8:08am
My 10-year-old dd can swim okay. We are perfecting her skills. My 5-year-old dd is learning. She can swim underwater okay. This summer we will concentrate on floating and treading for all of my children.

Konnie

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Thu, 06-05-2003 - 2:39pm
12 year old daughter knows swimming but is taking swimming lessons to improve her diving skills and strokes.

10 year old daughter will learn to tread water this summer in her lessons.

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Fri, 06-06-2003 - 9:56am
my mom has a pool in her back yard, so she's been swimming since she was little (she's 6 now). however, she doesn't get in the pool by herself yet. she took a few lessons last year because my sister has a friend that's a lifeguard.