As regular readers of the blog will know, I have a bit of an issue with water. It’s not as bad as it used to be, in the days where I couldn’t even use a fixed shower head. But it still needs improvement. I’ve been really keen for my son not to share my fear of water, hence his swimming lessons. He loves it, he’s a fish. We went to the pool by ourselves the Saturday before last, the kid’s pool was full, we were sent to the big pool. I coped, just. My son was teaching me to put my ears in the water. I realised that it was time for me to take the plunge and have adult swimming lessons.
Eek! I did learn to swim exactly 20 years ago. I remember the day I got my 10 metres certificate. I was so proud. I had achieved so much. But, although I am not totally terrified of the water, I’ve really lost any confidence to get my feet off the bottom of the pool. I want to be able to help my son as he starts his swimming journey. At the moment, I’m a hindrance. I can’t even blow bubbles in the water, he can.
It’s time to be big, brave and start adult swimming lessons. I did enquire about them when my son had his lesson last week. They took my number, and sod’s law they rang while we were in London on Friday afternoon.
So, today I will be ringing them back, arranging adult swimming lessons. So this week’s magic moment is about a nearly 46-year-old Mum trying to be as brave as her 4-year-old son. It’s going to be an emotional journey I’m sure. Watch this space for my big splash!
ps. Nina if you are reading this, thank you for getting me back in the pool when my son was a baby, without you being there then, I would NEVER have made the call x
36 thoughts on “Adult Swimming Lessons”
Well done you!! I’m not a keen swimmer and tend to let daddy take the children swimming but fortunately both children love it. You’ll be swimming again in no time with those lessons!
I hope so, although we struggled to get Monkey in the pool today for his lesson.
Well done Mary. I’m a really weak swimmer and have often thought of adult swimming lessons. You might inspire me!
I’ll let you know how I got on
Good luck on your swimming lessons and congratulations on finally conquering your fear of the water 🙂 #MagicMoments.
Thanks, I’m still waiting for them to call me back – typical!
Well done Mary. I think it’s so important not to let children pick up on things like anxiety about the water. I’m a strong swimmer, but my husband is a poor one, so like you he’s always tried hard to encourage H without showing his fear.
Thank you, I’ll be terrified but just going to focus on the goal
How brilliant. You should be very proud of yourself for giving it a go (and I hope you are), facing fears is no easy thing. Best of luck with it x
Thank you – waiting for a phone call to get the ball rolling
Well done! I think this is incredibly brave of you, and I wish you luck, and maybe even enjoyment?!, on your journey xx
Thank you – keep your fingers crossed I can float!
Well done you! Hope it all goes well and you’ll soon be swimming lengths no problems!
Thanks, fingers crossed
Good luck to you and well done for taking the brave step to face your fears head on!
Thank you, if only the Leiasure Centre would call me back to get cracking!
Wow – good for you! I can swim but I’m not all that keen on it. I need to get lessons for JJ too I think…
Thanks, I’d recommend kids swimming lessons.
well done you! I can swim but I can’t swim under water or open my eyes under water. Water scares me
I can’t do the whole face in the water thing and actually I don;t kow if it’s even ok to do that with contact lenses in
Mary this is such an inspiring and brave thing to do honey well done on following it up x
thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments
Thank you – I do actually have to get in the pool yet! But fingers crossed
Well done, that is fantastic 🙂 x
Thank you 🙂
Well done to you for conquering your fear! It is amazing what the love we feel for our children can make us achieve, isn’t it? x Mel #MagicMoments
Thank you, I’ve got a long way to go, but it’s a start
That is fantastic that you have rung to enquire – I can’t wait to hear about the 1st lesson! #MagicMoments
well done a very brave step, and hopefully you might even enjoy it!
Not sure I’d go that far, but it’s booked to start on 14th – eek
I’ve written about swimming before on my blog too – I can’t swim and Daddy Moo is a qualified swim teacher! http://www.charliemoos.co.uk/blog/read_63638/can-moos-swim.html
All 3 moo’s have had swimming lessons but at their own pace and interest levels – so Olive goes weekly as she adores it and Moo does intensive courses during the school holidays. But lately I too have been considering adult lessons I’d love to achieve my 10m badge! I think I’d struggle with one metre!
Good Luck lovely
Thank you. I did get my 10 metre certificate exactly 20 years ago and I remember being so thrilled but that was in a kids pool. My mistake was not going every week and not graduating to a normal pool. I’m scared already, but the lessons are now booked from 14th March, going right back to the beginning as I have lost any confidence I once had.
Good luck with it. No going back. you’ll be fine – and at least you’ve got something to aim for rather than having it forced on you. (I only wrote a post last week about adults who aren’t keen taking their kids swimming, so good timing)
Thanks, it’s booked, I start on 14th so I’ll be in a right state beforehand!
Best of luck and fair play to you for taking the plunge!!One of my dad’s great regrets is not having learned to swim. He’s 66 now so unlikely that he’ll ever learn but you never know!
Thank you, I am trying not to think that it all starts this Friday!