As a parent, I am often pleasantly surprised at how much I learn from my kids as they journey through life. It is a rewarding, messy, heartwarming, exciting, exhausting, wild ride! And sometimes it is all of those in one day.
My daughter, Lexy, started swim lessons when she was about 4 years old. We arrived at our first swim lesson expecting our daughter to love it. It didn’t exactly work out that way. She shivered, cried, clung to me and lasted about 6 minutes in the pool. The next week, she got in the pool but refused to put her face in the water and she cried for the majority of the 30-minute lesson. This went on for several weeks. I can’t remember how long it took before she made it through a lesson, but it felt like an eternity when it was happening. I actually worried she might never learn to swim.
I endured a few more lessons and her swim instructor was experienced enough to handle the ups and downs (turns out that I am not the only parent to experience this trauma). I don’t recall every class after the crying ended, but I clearly remember when I watched her swim across the length of the pool with an impressive freestyle stroke. My heart soared, I captured every second on my phone and posted it immediately on Facebook. Lexy progressed through freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke. She didn’t just like to swim, she loved it. Swimming lessons brought confidence, calm, and coordination to a kid who was afraid to put her face in the water.
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