First sit on the side of the pool and splash yourself.
Then slide into the pool and pretend you're not cold.
Then it's all in for splash the teacher. This gets the kids all wet and they don't even remember how cold the water is.
Lining up to practice their swimming form. (That's Meggie at the end.)
And they're off!
Putting it all together for a trip up the pool (Meg is the one under water.) Meg's teacher has to wear his glasses even in the pool. I can' imagine he can see anything at all!
And they're out and remembering how cold they are.
I was talking to my friend H from Saitama and her daughter has levelled swimming practice with goals for the season and everything. Wow. This is the end of Grade 2 and we are still just doing standing and diving etc.
Kids in Nagano don't do a lot of swimming, the rivers are snow melt and freezing year round, there's no beach etc. But even so it disappoints me a little that there's not more actual swimming going on in swimming class!