Posts Tagged ‘Pool’

Today I mastered swimming *cue applause*.

Paddling
I gradually lowered myself into the cold water, with the security of wearing my armbands and sitting in the rubber ring.

Armbands
Then I removed the ring and was very happy because I floated. I practised swimming with the armbands, but wanted to challenge myself to see if I could swim without them.

Swimming
And I could! I am enormously proud of myself.

Relaxing
So I spent today relaxing in the water. I don’t fear water any more!

The only thing I hate is drying off – I got out of the pool two hours ago and am still soaking wet and freezing. BRRRR!

Cowie

 

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I have previously overcome my fear of swimming in deep water – I used to find it terrifying because a little toy cow like me can easily fill with water, sink and drown. But I, at one point, mastered swimming and feared it no longer. Nevertheless, when I came on this holiday, got into my swimming trunks and went to dive in, I found that my old fears had returned and I didn’t want to touch the water.

I went into town and purchased a lilo, mini swimming pool, armbands and rubber ring. As I returned to the pool, I found that I feared the water less – these would let me float.

Swimming
Unfortunately, even with the armbands on, I could not bring myself to swim.

Paddling Pool
But I went on the pool in the paddling pool. It felt more secure and floated well on the water. I feel proud of myself for getting so close to the water.

I’ll try again tomorrow to go swimming properly. It’s strange how things like this can change in a year. Last year, I used my inflatable raft but could also swim without it.

Cowie

Now, as much as I hate water, there is something truly exciting about swimming pools.

By the pool

To start with, I simply watched the reflections in the water, on a deck chair at the side of the pool. (what a cool towel I have).

At the edge of the pool

Then I decided to have a closer look.

Inflatable raft

Wanting to have an EVEN closer look, I found an inflatable raft, recommended for ages 3-6, so as I’m five years old, it was perfect for me!

Riding the inflatable raft

I skilfully guided it around the pool, without getting at all wet. (I don’t like getting wet, as you may have noticed from my earlier post, ‘Bath time!’ 😀

Looking at the water

Looking through the clear section of my raft, I got a great view of the water below. Lovely! Very comfortable it was too!