I have just got home after 4 hours at my local swimming pool. No, I haven't been swimming for this length of time. In fact I haven't even been in the water.
What have I been doing then? I have started one part of a two part course to become a pool side helper.
I have learnt a lot tonight, like how to signal front crawl by putting my hands out in front of me and waggling them palm side up. To demonstrate back stroke the hands are palm side down. Strange concept, no not really when you realise this is the way the feet are in position when doing these strokes. Mystery solved.
Not only that we all went pool side to see what hazards and risks there are when children are in the pool and around it. There were a lot.
This really opened my eyes and I am so glad I have started this course.
I have learnt a lot so far and can't wait for next week now the nerves have gone. Just hope I can pass the examination next week.