A. started her swim lessons at the YMCA yesterday. She is a Pike, which is a beginner. Naturally, she thinks she can swim already without any help, but she has been sadly misinformed. Coach Kate has been teaching her cool little tricks like scooping ice cream, brushing off peanut butter from her ears(backstroke), blow out birthday candles, etc.
Let's take a moment to reflect back to the turn of the past century, well, okay circa 1972. Here I am at my swim lessons. I am the second from the right, sitting on the step. We had no noodles, floaties, squirty fish. Nada. I still managed to learn though and I think I remember it being fun.