Thursday, May 28, 2015

Swim Lessons on the Hill

Gregg and I volunteered our time this May to teach swim lessons at Woodstock.  Like most things here, the people are wonderful, the organization and communication are lacking, and the control of the process for those directly involved is nil.

So we did not have the lessons at a time we choose, and did not have control over how many students were enrolled.  We did have help from a couple teachers, so there were usually 3 of us teaching, and  a few high school students and a few middle school students that helped us as aids.

Despite the frigid water temperature, we had 180 enthusiastic students who became better swimmers in one of the 3 half hour lessons we taught 3 times a week for 4 weeks.  I passed my camera onto one of the parents to take some photos during our first group.  These were all EY (early year, aka elementary) students ages 3 to 10.  We did not get any photos of our grade 5-12 students since there were no parents and we were too busy teaching.
Gregg giving a safety talk at the beginning of the lesson.

Kerry teaching with Zibby and Gauri as aids.

Gregg's swimmers with Kerry and 2 high school aids in the background.  (Gregg took this photo as we stalled waiting for our third teacher to show up.)

Kerry's group in the foreground, and Claire with her group in the water.

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