Breakthrough Moments

1 02, 2014

#38 Ifeanyi “Water intimidates me” (32 years old)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:18:00+00:00 February 1st, 2014|Anxiety, Breakthrough Moments, Letting go of the Past, Project Face in Water Participants|Comments Off on #38 Ifeanyi “Water intimidates me” (32 years old)/

It's one of the last adjectives I would use when describing water: intimidating. But this is how Ifeanyi (Ife) felt about it and I was ready to change her perception. She told me,  "I never learned how to swim at a young age because of my issues with poor circulation and being cold. So when [...]

26 01, 2014

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

By | 2018-01-23T08:19:19+00:00 January 26th, 2014|Anxiety, Breakthrough Moments, Letting go of the Past, Project Face in Water Participants, Swim Tips, Tips for Success|Comments Off on #37 Nhu “First time in a pool!” (20 years old)/

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 [...]

16 12, 2013

#30 Cindy “It is my destiny to swim!” (51 years young)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:25:36+00:00 December 16th, 2013|Anxiety, Breakthrough Moments, Letting go of the Past, Project Face in Water Participants|Comments Off on #30 Cindy “It is my destiny to swim!” (51 years young)/

Cindy e-mailed me after reading Nicole's (Project Participant #6) article in the Beach and Bay Press. She was scared all right, but so motivated.... "It starts with my mother, of course. She was and is terrified of water - not even toe dunking for her. As a child she wouldn't allow me to be around any bodies of water, even swimming pools, because [...]