Swimming lessons for kids 101

Location: Chennai, India
Step 1: Introduce the student to the surroundings and explain the scenario by using analogies like: This is a big bucket of water, just like the one you like to get into, after your bath.

Step 2: Do something which the student is very comfortable with e.g. take photos and very innoncently position the subject close to the water.

Step 3: Conduct theory classes by explaining the advantages of knowing to swim e.g capability to swim with the ducks, explore coral reefs in Australia, ability to rescue dad and mom etc.

Step 4: Introduce the student to potential classmates (Note: Classmates have to be carefully chosen based on similarity criteria such as height, weight etc.). If the student is introduced to the pot-bellied, big moustached next door uncle, the reaction of the student could be unpredictable.

Step 5: The first step, actually the first step towards the first step into the water.

Step 6: But appa told me that i can swim with the ducks.

Step 7(unexpected twist to the story): Student: I am so happy for the duck. I am glad that the duck can swim and enjoy. Let me sit back, relax and watch the duck.

Step 8: In goes the duck and along with it, the student. But, things may not go as planned. The student may realise that she has fallen for a trap and want to be taken out.

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Scenario: Exactly the same!

Steps 1-4 repeated as above.

But, the student sometimes notices the repetitiveness of the attempts, decides not to cooperate and just settle down.

To be continued…

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4 Responses

  1. Radhika says:

    😀 😀 :D… and she is smart huh! look at the last pose!

  2. cute 🙂
    Dont give up rajaram…keep trying 🙂

  3. Sriram Chitappa says:

    I heard the story from amma, but seeing it is even more fun, but being there would have been best. 🙁 Keep up the updates, until i get back. 😀 give my cutti ponnu a big kiss from chitappa. 😀

  1. August 10, 2010

    […] missed the elaborate introduction-to-swimming sessions which Akshara was put through, check this post. After the brief unsuccessful attempt in Chennai, we continued trying when we were in Malaysia. […]

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