Learning to swim (AGAIN) – The Fat Girls’ Guide To Running

Can you remember when or how you learned to swim?

I can’t really.

I guess it would have been in East Ham Baths back in the early 80s…an old red brick building which has long since been knocked down and turned into a snazzy something or other.

I can still remember the hot buttery toast in the cafe and the exhaustion afterwards. I can’t remember any of the swimming instructions though.

I would imagine I was a dare-devil back then and that it didn’t take much for me to learn…I was fearless as a kid, and looking at my daughter I see something similar in her.

When she was newborn we went to swimming lessons weekly and then we stopped after a year or so, but her confidence in water has always been great, she once fell into a pool headfirst after trying to battle me with a rubber ring, and while all the lifeguards freaked out, she calmly just floated to the top, held on to the side and carried on telling me off…she has total confidence but has very…

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