When a Feller Needs Swimming Lessons

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. fillyjonk says:

    I had a swimming instructor throw me into the deep end of the pool (off the low-dive board) when I decided i didn’t want to jump in on the last day of swimming lessons (I was 6).

    (The standard “last day celebration” was goading all the kids to jump into the deep end)

    I was afraid of “deep water” (pretty much: anything deeper than chest height on me) for a good 5 years after. So I feel this kid. (I only got over it with a sympathetic day-camp swim coach who slowly worked with me and told me she’d never make me do anything I was afraid of)Report