Swimming Lesson Time

We are back to swimming lessons at a neighbor’s pool this summer. Christopher’s children are doing beginner lessons for the first time. Nathan’s children have been having lessons for several years now. They are doing very well.

Sometimes as a child begins learning a new stroke, it seems complicated and almost impossible. I watch them put their minds to it, practice with drills, and then with the pieces all together. Sure enough—suddenly it comes together. That happened for Bethany and Christina Tuesday with sidestroke. We were all excited.

I would never have guessed in my teen years of lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons that one day I would have the joy of working with my own grandchildren!

Trusting in Jesus,

“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations” (Psalm 100:5).

10 thoughts on “Swimming Lesson Time”

  1. Hi Teri,

    You are truly the best grandmother. You look really happy to be involved in your grandchildren’s lives and that’s so refreshing. Blessings to you all.

  2. How wonderful for you to teach them to swim! I’m sure they appreciate time with you. Nice of the neighbors too.
    I think everyone should learn the basics of swimming/floating. It is so important.
    Someone gave us a larger pool in May. Our 6 yo went from being afraid of the water to swimming fairly well. It is almost a daily thing for them this summer.

  3. Swimming is such a wonderful and important skill, not to mention great family fun on a hot summer day. I remember how well my children used to sleep at night after a good day of swimming.

  4. What a lovely post! One of my best childhood memories is going to the pool on a summer morning. We would wear ourselves out, then my mother would declare “rest time” after lunch. We had to stay on our beds (I think this was so she could rest!), although we were free to read books. To me (at age 57), that is still the ideal summer day – swimming in the morning, and reading in the afternoon.

    You are not only teaching them a valuable, life-saving skill; but you are creating life-long precious memories for them.

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