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learning to swim
Old 07-17-2017, 12:26 PM
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My swimming lessons were mostly in the form of observation when our parents enrolled my brother and I at a swimming pool/child care center for a summer. It was run by an elementary school teacher and was very informally conducted--no organized lessons. There was plenty of fresh air, sunshine, and a pool full of kids. Fun.

A rather less fun swim was when my father decided that since he had learned to swim by being thrown into the water while his father rowed away, I might be likewise successful. I wouldn't go close to him when we were near water for some time after that. Probably why we got signed up for the pool summer camp.

I hasten to add that my father became a very successful swimmer, making the Olympic team for the USA in the l920s. He was on the team with Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan of the 30s and 40s). Me, not so much. But I did pass the "swim or don't graduate high school" test as the last person in the pool.
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