Tuesday, June 16, 2009

4-year-old swim teacher

Today Will and Owen and I went swimming for the first time since our swim lessons wrapped up last week. We were accompanied by Will’s longtime friend, Creight, who quickly convinced Will that going under water is super fun. Creight was also apparently much more comfortable in the water when he was frolicking with Will than he had been in his own swimming lessons.

Will made more progress in an hour and a half at the pool today than he did with two weeks of swim lessons, in spite of the fact that he had very competent teachers. When you’re playing with your friends, you just plain forget to struggle and fret and resist.

More proof that kids are often their own best teachers. And that I need to make frequent trips to the pool this summer.

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