Samantha loves to swim. I’m not sure how that happened because she was terrified of the water for several years. We had some good lifeguard swim instructors from ages 3-5, and she slowly began to enjoy the water. I had no idea just how much she would enjoy it.
At the end of summer 2014, she was so sad to say goodbye to our neighborhood pool. We had been bouncing around at sports, so we decided the next sport would be swimming. After calling around and ending up at the Y, we started in this weird world of swimming.
We go back to our neighborhood pool during the summer, but we have been swimming twice a week for 2 years now. It’s great exercise and she enjoys it. I finally convinced her to try a swim meet. She loves being timed, but was afraid of the competition from some reason. After much convincing, we finally made it.
She had a blast. She only swam in four races (a 25 m of each of the strokes) but she did come in 1st in her heat during two of those races. Lots of fun. She wants to try more of the smaller meets. What an interesting world.