Author Archives: Christa

Life Lessons from the Swimming Pool: Breaststroke’s Hard

I know what you’re thinking, “Breaststroke!?  Really, breaststroke!?  Isn’t that the easiest stroke?”  Yes, it is a very simple stroke, but in competitive swimming it was extremely difficult for me.  Even today when swimming laps I will be passing everyone … Continue reading

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Life Lessons Learned at the Swimming Pool: NO RUNNING!

Who hasn’t heard that whistle blow and the lifeguard shout, “No Running!”  As a parent it is easy to explain that running on the pool deck is dangerous simply because it is wet and it could cause us to slip … Continue reading

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Life Lessons Learned at the Swimming Pool: Taking the Leap!

Ask any child what their favorite summer activity is and more often than not they will answer exuberantly, “swimming!”  I loved the pool so much that I was on the swim team, became a lifeguard, taught swim lessons and was … Continue reading

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