For the last few months Hannah’s swimming coach has tried to get her to move up a lane but because of her nerves she has refused.
So over the summer hols while swim club has had a break, I’ve taken her every week swimming and we’ve worked in lanes 3 and 4, we concentrated mostly on her tumble turns, where to take her last breath before performing her tumble turn and streamlining out of the turn and then continuing into her stroke, after working for a hour a time we would go into the fun pool and just have a laugh.
Last week saw the return to swim club where she had been asked to start in lane 3, we knew this was coming and was hoping that after all the work she had put in over the summer holidays would pay off, so as she collect her things she walked over and waited near lane 3, yes it had worked.
On Thursday the swimmers in lanes 3, 4, 5 and 6 where put through there paces and got tested on everything from diving to tumble turns, from front crawl to butterfly, looking at technique.
We were surprised that Hannah was asked to move up into lane 4, but what was more surprising was that Hannah moved up without any tears or fears.
All the work in the holidays had paid off not only in her technique but in her fears, we’re so proud of all the work she put in. x