Parents and kiddos keep asking me how I got started in swimming and what keeps me loving the water so much?
I can remember my mom taking me to our neighborhood pool when I was two years old. I would jump in from the side of the pool and swim 10 feet into my mother’s waiting arms.
As soon as I was old enough to hang out with my neighborhood friends, I would spend 4-5 hours a day at the local beach or the swimming pool during the summer months . At the age of seven I joined the local country club swim team and had my first taste of competition. I don’t remember swimming any races, but I do remember getting my very first award; a plastic statue of Popeye the Sailor Man signifying the courage award which I still display on my office desk at home.
I fell in love with swimming at the age of two and I have been swimming ever since. Here are just a few of the reasons why it is important to inspire your kids to love the water.
To be with friends. For children of all ages, friendships are a big part of their lives. If they have several close friends that like to swim, they most likely will want to spend summers at the pool hanging out.
To learn new skills. What happens when kids see some improvement? They get excited and want to learn more! Whether it’s learning how to take three big doggie digs and rolling over,