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Swimming Lessons

Tonight is my daughter's first swimming lesson. We have been out and bought her a new swimming costume, goggles and towel and it is all packed away in her bag ready for this evening. She is very excited!

Last year during our holiday she gained more confidence in the water and on occasions going off on her own in the shallow water and trying her best but hopefully with some guiding lessons when we go on holiday this year she will be able to swim properly.

I remember as a child myself having swimming lessons clinging on to the edge for dear life and trying to kick my legs, learning how to put my full face in the water, making my first solo swim across the pool, now I love swimming and try to do 20 lengths every time I go!

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Koalemos wrote on January 16, 2015, 9:12 AM

I remember in junior school when all my friends were getting a 1 length swimming certificate and I could not swim. I never took lessons but did make a concerted effort whenever I went to the baths, which resulted in me getting my 10 length certificate the following year.

lucyluuk wrote on January 16, 2015, 9:25 AM

Aw well done you, once I learnt the basics and could swim a full length easily I stopped lessons

arthurchappell wrote on January 16, 2015, 9:42 AM

I love swimming and remember my first strokes unassisted across the pool and doing my length - happy days

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 16, 2015, 9:43 AM

I have never learned to swim but made sure my kids knew how. I feel like I lost out on some summer fun because of that.

peachpurple wrote on January 16, 2015, 10:22 AM

how old is your child? My daughter started when she was 5

nbaquero wrote on January 16, 2015, 10:32 AM

& lucyluuk kids love water she will be enjoying those lessons. My little one devoted last summer to properly learn and now she is part of the local swimming team, which allows her to practice and meet her best friends. Not a bad deal.

phoenixmaid wrote on January 16, 2015, 11:18 AM

Oh I hope she enjoys her lesson tonight, my girls loved there's.

Vivenda wrote on January 16, 2015, 11:30 AM

I've never been very good at swimming, because the weakness in one leg has meant that, ever since I was a child, I tend to swim in circles! I love being in the water, though.

lucyluuk wrote on January 16, 2015, 12:36 PM

She is 6 and very excited her lesson is at 6:30 this evening and she has had her costume on since 4!!

kat123456 wrote on January 16, 2015, 3:51 PM

How exciting! I hope that went well and she enjoyed it too

k2705 wrote on January 16, 2015, 5:15 PM

I enjoy swimming with my Son he's 2 and loves the water.

UK_Writer wrote on January 17, 2015, 5:32 AM

I used to swim competitively, I even considered becoming a swimming teacher. I used to get up at 5.30am and go training before school, then again in the evenings. I was never a medal winner though, that was my sibling, who was better/faster, but I still had to go and do all the training. Since I gave it up, I've hated swimming, so don't enjoy it at all. My sibling's still swimming, and is regularly a gold/silver medal winner in the Nationals. I hope your daughter has a good experience, it's great knowing you can swim well as you get older and have chance to swim in lakes or the sea on daytrips and holidays with friends and family.

scheng1 wrote on January 17, 2015, 9:18 AM

I live in an island, and there are many swimming pools in my country, yet I hate to swim.

j2401 wrote on January 17, 2015, 4:23 PM

I taught my husband to swim when he was 40 he had never learnt

suzzy3 wrote on January 17, 2015, 6:57 PM

It is so important to learn to swim if you can . I go swimming sometimes but remember learning with the school lessons.

suzzy3 wrote on January 17, 2015, 6:58 PM

I remember those school swimming lessons , I bet she loves it.

johnnydod wrote on January 20, 2015, 5:39 AM

It is so important to be able to swim, I hope she gets on OK

chrisandmark wrote on January 24, 2015, 7:12 PM

I never learned how to swim but have made sure all my kids can

melon1234 wrote on January 29, 2015, 5:25 PM

Did she enjoy her swimming lesson ? I am not a confident swimmer at all!