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8 08, 2017

Everyone Loves Bubbles (Swimming & Water Safety Skills #1 & #2)

By |2019-04-09T03:57:27+00:00August 8th, 2017|10 Core Swimming Skills, Learn to swim, Swim Tips, Teaching a Healthy Respect for the Water, Tips for Success|0 Comments

Originally written for BonBonBreak in May, 2016. I remember the first time I ever saw the horror. The mom-to-be sat in the center opening gifts and we watched and “Oooooooohed” and “Aaaaaaaahed” as she unwrapped all of the cuteness. She held a large rubber ducky bag in her lap and pulled out a pair of mermaid [...]

26 01, 2014

#37 Nhu “First time in a pool!” (20 years old)/

By |2018-01-23T08:19:19+00:00January 26th, 2014|Anxiety, Breakthrough Moments, Letting go of the Past, Project Face in Water Participants, Swim Tips, Tips for Success|Comments Off on #37 Nhu “First time in a pool!” (20 years old)/

I met Nhu three years ago in my ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom at Hoover High School. She had just moved to the U.S. with her family from Vietnam. Right away, we connected when we found out we shared the same birthday. Nhu's written English was incredible- her grammar was perfect :) But [...]

20 01, 2014

#36 Colleen “The air will be there” (47 years young)/

By |2018-01-23T08:20:14+00:00January 20th, 2014|Learning to Breathe, Project Face in Water Participants, Tips for Success|Comments Off on #36 Colleen “The air will be there” (47 years young)/

Remember #32 Maximo and #33 Finbar? Well, #36 is their mom, Colleen and she has a very interesting story.  She had expressed interest in being a project participant early on, so I was very pleased to hear that she was available. She talked about her experience with swimming: "My paternal Grandmother, "Grandma Katherine", was a [...]