Learning To Swim - The Fast Way
When I was 11, my father, John, took me to Spain on holiday for a week and it was there that he taught me how to swim. He could’ve swum for England and he had HIS father to thank for that.
When John was a child, my grandfather took him to the end of Clacton pier and threw him off into the sea, forcing my father to literally sink or swim. I think it was a little harsh but my grandfather wasn’t trying to drown his only child or anything like that, he just wanted to teach him how to swim. And it worked.
Thankfully, my father took a different approach when teaching me. And when I learnt, he had a difficult time getting me out of the pool. I loved it so much. I wasn’t, and am still not the strongest swimmer but I can make it from one side of the pool to the other without incident.
I haven’t been swimming since 2010 and I do miss it. My boyfriend has said how much he wants to go to the local baths with me and I’m hoping to get there soon.
Can you swim? And if so, do you enjoy it?
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