When I was a little girl, my favorite thing about Spring was that my mom would sign us up for swim lessons at the local high school. I positively loved those 2 weeks of being in the warm pool each night. It’s no surprise that I joined the swimming and diving team in junior high and continued through all of high school or that my first job was being a swim instructor and diving coach.
I loved teaching little ones to swim! So many different personalities and so much energy radiated through the little ones! Some were scared and I got to gently help them overcome their fear. And some were fearless, I had to be creative with them so they were safe. Sometimes, it was the older kids that gained their confidence in the pool that really touched my heart.
It’s a job that I have come back to over the years, teaching at a local YWCA in college and offering private lessons while we lived in Texas. And now, I get to teach my kids to swim and THAT is really awesome!