General News · 15th February 2015
What better way to connect with the community in Playa Potrero than to teach swimming lessons for free to young children in the area? Marie Cecil, one of the founders of The Institute of Oceonology, and where we are staying, asked if I would be interested in teaching lessons in her pool.
I was hoping to do some Volleyball with the kids, but this was an even better opportunity so accepted the challenge. I had been involved for many years as an aquatic director, this seemed like a natural thing to do.
I gave a 10 session package where I taught eight to 14 year kids how to swim, improve their strokes, become water safe and to learn the basics of snorkelling. Our last session involved a trip to a local island, where the kids snorkeled and viewed underwater delights.
I started the first lesson by introducing myself as Captain Argonaut. The kids had a great laugh, and thus began a fun time of learning to swim.
First day of lessons