I never got my children swimming lessons. All of them can only doggie paddle and barely keep their head above water. Some can't even do that much. Not even the one that is almost 20. They have gotten so old now that they can't just go take regular lessons because 4 year olds swim better than they do. It is embarrassing for them. I feel horrible about it. The younger ones are scared of the water now and don't even want to try to learn.
When I was growing up, my dad always told me to make sure my kids learned how to swim. He had a brother that drowned. I failed my own kids and now water terrifies me. I worry someday that they will need to be able to swim and won't be able to.
on Jun. 15, 2013 at 12:48 PM