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Conquering Fear

September 17, 2013 , ,

At the end of summer when I teach kids to swim I like to hold a show off party so they can impress themselves and others.  I had two students this year who worked hard, and came to lessons almost every weekend day all summer.  The mermaid blue belt was awarded and the official last call for swimmers to enjoy a dip took place.  Conquering fear of water is a metaphor for all new environments that will face these young ladies for the rest of their lives.  Being safe and cooperative are the key elements of water fun.  Performance skills are not as important as the news that practice works and changes everything.  They are in the deep end with appropriate safety measures having a good time, which was not possible in June when they began.

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I am sure they had a lot of fun, too 🙂

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Brigitte Kobi

September 18, 2013

Its so true that once you are able to conquer your fear, nothing can stop you. And it’s always great to learn early.

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Rebecca

September 19, 2013

I sometimes think that we were born fearless and let us talk into many worries and fiers.

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Brigitte Kobi

September 19, 2013

From the moment we are born we are taught to fear..true..some is useful..finding the right amount is a big deal.

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mermaidcamp

September 20, 2013

This is really cool. I like that you did all this and was able to help some kids!

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

September 21, 2013

My mum was a great swimmer (west of England butterfly champion etc) and taught us all to swim when we were tiny. I know she would agree with you that conquering fear of water is the first thing you need to get. I remember her teaching my friends by showing them how she COULDN’T sit on the bottom of the pool! Lovely videao

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London-Unattached.com

September 22, 2013

Thanks, Fiona..butterfly champ is a big deal..she was very strong and coordinated..

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mermaidcamp

September 22, 2013

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