CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

May 2, 2013

My Swimming Student’s Grade

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

MY SWIMMING STUDENT’S GRADE

In high school I was a swimming teacher. I only had one student.

I was a student volunteer in the swimming class that semester. The swimming teacher assigned me to work one-on-one with a student who was deathly afraid of the water.

Week by week the student, whom I’ll call Joyce, refused to  approach the water, Meanwhile, all the other students were working on advancing their swimming skills one more notch, from beginner to intermediate, intermediate to advanced, etc.

It took much coaching and patience to entice her to step to the edge of the pool, then to sit on the pool edge. After more enticing and she (more…)

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