Swim Tips

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 [...]

18 11, 2013

#27 Francesca “Overly confident Frankie” (3 years old)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:28:36+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Behavior Management Tips, latest, Project Face in Water Participants, Swim Tips, Thanks!, Tips for Success|Comments Off on #27 Francesca “Overly confident Frankie” (3 years old)/

wonderstruckphotography.com Francesca's ("Frankie's") mom, Mina, and I both grew up in San Diego, swimming for rival teams. Whenever I see her, a vision of a 1980's swim meet comes to mind... 14 hours a day of pop-up tents, bagels, my yellow Sony Sport Walkman, moon boots- you get the idea. Then I come [...]

16 10, 2013

#25 “Two Life Jacket Luke” (5 years old)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:36:26+00:00 October 16th, 2013|Project Face in Water Participants, Swim Tips|Comments Off on #25 “Two Life Jacket Luke” (5 years old)/

What a serendipitous week! I stumbled upon a little dive shop with a big secret- a warm, indoor pool! Michael and Kassandra Timm, an amazing couple that has been in the industry for over 30 years, took over ownership of Dive California in 2011 and have been putting the groundwork in place to start an [...]