Thursday, January 28, 2010

However, kinda inspired :)

It is a shame that my funk is coming out right now. Cause I am actually really inspired.

The Captain is learning to swim! And I think it is just about the coolest thing ever. It is hard to learn new stuff as an adult. Not only the learning process is harder but when you're a kid it is your main job to learn stuff. Not so as an adult (well, I guess technically that IS my job but….) you have to carve out time and energy to do it. So I am so happy for him and proud of him.


I am trying to be his swim instructor and was over-the-moon excited about helping him learn what I think is not only an essential life skill but a fun one. I have been excited about it for weeks but am now realizing that I have absolutely no credentials for swim instruction.


Here's what we've done so far:

Lesson 1: Floating and kicking

Lesson 2: Floating & pulling (w/buoy mainly to figure out how I can help him get breath during kick drills J), some kick refresher


Feedback from my student is that we work more on consistent floating so that is a will-do!

I hope he doesn't ask for his money back when he realizes I have NO idea what I'm doing :P


The one thing we do have going for us is that I love him, so we'll see.


And, after DSF reminded us that it can be risky for one partner to teach another something we're going to be especially cognizant of how we're doing as pupil/teacher so to be sure swimming isn't the end of us.

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