Monthly Archives: April 2013

19 04, 2013

#17 Chase G. “It takes a village” (3 years old)

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I ended my last blog #16 Emma with, "It takes a village, people." Well, I had the pleasure of teaching Chase, Project Participant #17, with his wonderful grandma in the water as well. Nancy is a wonderful woman- mom, grandma, wife, teacher, friend. She was visiting from Oregon when Chase and I swam together, so I [...]

16 04, 2013

#11 Corine “Relax. Breathe. Trust the water.” (38 years old)

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"Maybe there is hope for me. I can do breast stroke and free-style only with goggles on, and I can't tread water or float on my back." A couple of things stood out in Corine's e-mail: 'only with goggles on' and 'I can't tread water or float on my back.'  GOGGLES: Let's tackle the goggle issue first. I [...]

9 04, 2013

#10 Chase “I can do it by myself” (4 years old)

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Aaahhh...Chase. So much spunk. This boy was ready to get in the pool the moment he arrived- with or without an adult. There's a difficult stage some kids go through when learning how to swim. It starts the moment he successfully completes a skill and thinks, "I can do this." He gains confidence... too much [...]