15 Things I Learned About Life From Teaching Swim Lessons

April 22, 2015 10:52 PM

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I have done many jobs in my 43 years, but the one I've held the longest is as a swim instructor. I've taught nearly every age group and ability level. Even with a military spouse, aside from small breaks here and there, wherever we lived, I found a local team or country club willing to employ me. I've kicked, paddled and blown bubbles, all while teaching a lifesaving skill. I love the sport of swimming, and I love teaching it even more.

As our family looks toward a two-year assignment in a new town, I have decided to hang up my goggles, at least for the foreseeable future. I will miss being in the pool with my little bubble blowers desperately, but as I look back, I can say with full confidence that I gained a great deal of knowled...

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