Monthly Archives: January 2014

26 01, 2014

#37 Nhu “First time in a pool!” (20 years old)/

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I met Nhu three years ago in my ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom at Hoover High School. She had just moved to the U.S. with her family from Vietnam. Right away, we connected when we found out we shared the same birthday. Nhu's written English was incredible- her grammar was perfect :) But [...]

20 01, 2014

#36 Colleen “The air will be there” (47 years young)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:20:14+00:00 January 20th, 2014|Learning to Breathe, Project Face in Water Participants, Tips for Success|Comments Off on #36 Colleen “The air will be there” (47 years young)/

Remember #32 Maximo and #33 Finbar? Well, #36 is their mom, Colleen and she has a very interesting story.  She had expressed interest in being a project participant early on, so I was very pleased to hear that she was available. She talked about her experience with swimming: "My paternal Grandmother, "Grandma Katherine", was a [...]

11 01, 2014

#35 Natalie “Sign me up for a triathlon!” (30 years old)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:21:03+00:00 January 11th, 2014|Learning to Breathe, Project Face in Water Participants, Tips for Success|Comments Off on #35 Natalie “Sign me up for a triathlon!” (30 years old)/

I have a love/hate relationship with Natalie. I LOVE her because she is a bad ass athletic trainer and pushes me outside of my comfort zone during every workout. And I HATE her because she is a bad ass athletic trainer and pushes me outside of my comfort zone during every workout. Unfortunately, I haven't [...]