Friday, November 19, 2010



As I squeezed into the damp clammy life jacket, I shivered and shuddered because it was cold. Brooklyn, my buddy, was helping me adjust it so it fitted nice and snug.
Before we were allowed to hop into the pool Chris made sure that our life jackets were the right size.

Chris is from water safety NZ,and he is going to be here for the rest of the term to teach us how to be safe in the water. His company that he works for have installed a new portable pool on the
hard courts for us to use until Chris goes to another school.

On Friday after school the hard courts were empty but on Monday that was a different story.
When I came to school a pool had magically appeared. I went to go see how big it was but there was a big bunch of kids doing something so I went to go see what all the commotion was about. It was just people admiring the school pool. It was big, bigger than I expected.

The pool was cold but the life jacket was keeping me a tad warm. As I was walking down the steps I had to turn around 180 degrees and push off the stairs in the help position. As I was floating in the pool heaps of people were pushing me but I think the best way to stay in one place is just to relax and pretend that you are by yourself with nothing to worry about.

In that first session we were just talking about the things that we need to do if we are stuck out at sea.

I love having Chris around he is really helping to encourage us to be able to swim properly. I used to be really scared of the sea but now I am not that scared anymore because I know that I can swim. I wish that we could keep Chris for ever.

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