Lorain Dude – to swim or float but not sink

July 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm 8 comments

Apparently my Nag Nog taught my mummy and loads of other kids to swim in “Kuncle’s” pool. And since it is really really really hot I have been taking a plunge ( special diapers and all)


She was a Red Cross swim instructor a long time ago , probably looked a lot better in her bathing suit then too!

Nag Nog says that since we live by a lake and have a pool that I have to know what to do if I fall in. She also says that it isn’t just about swimming from one end of the pool to the other and that swimming in the lake is different from swimming in a pool.

There are currents and waves ( well Nag Nog knows how to make waves I have heard)
Now it is my turn only I think she is a little crazy.

I thought I would doggy paddle, and Tetley could help me but no I am not allowed to learn the doggy paddle-

Bummer Tetley !!!


or the crawl ( hey I passed the crawl a couple of months ago – I already know how to crawl)

Nag Nog told mummy I have to learn how to jump in and get used to the water and what to do incase I ever fell in…
Ahhhh excuse me I have a better idea


Hey I can get used to water with the hose I don’t need to jump in!

And then , if you can believe it, I am to put my face in the water and blow bubbles-

I am sure ‘Kunckle” has a bubble maker – I don’t need to get in the water to blow bubbles



but no heavens she wants me to first put my face in the water and blow out . She is having a laugh at my expense!!!!! She is so funneeee!

OH NO!!! SHE IS SERIOUS!!!!!

There will be no shutting her up if I ignore her ( you all know that – even the Pope knows that 😉

Here I come Mum!!!!

I have to wear a life jacket out of the pool but I get this swim aid and at least three lifeguards ( mummy , Nag Nog and Poo Bah) watching my every move in the pool. I am not sure about this swim aid- the blue is OK! but do they think pink is my colour?

I have tried this face in the water business, it is OK! as long and you are making motor boat sounds but don’t breathe in!

Next apparently I have to learn how to kick- ha! I was kicking in the womb, don’t they know that?

I heard them saying the first thing is treading water– well I am good at walking now and I am pretty good in the tread dept. but on water- beyond ME at the moment

But I guess I will be getting a jelly fish float after I can do that , so maybe something to look forward to. Wonder if it will go with the turtle I won at Cedar Point!

The jellyfish float is also known as the survival float. The survival float is used to conserve energy when you are in trouble in the water, or waiting to be rescued.
1. Take a deep breath
2. Put your face in the water and exhale, let your arms and legs hang freely and rest in this position for a few seconds.*
3. To take another breath, slowly lift the arms to about shoulder height and move the arms forward. Separate the legs, moving one leg forward and the other back.
4. Gently press down with the arms while bringing the legs together. This movement lifts the mouth out of the water and now you can take another breath.
5. Return to the resting position and repeat the steps to continue breathing and resting.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tony  |  July 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Gorgeous to say the least, what a little bobby dazzler

  • 2. Anne  |  July 25, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Ah-h-h!! He’s a little poppet.

  • 3. Anne Molnar  |  July 25, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Getting soooo big, and what a cutie. Before you know it, he will be off to college. They grow so fast. Love the pictures, keep them going of that little guy.

  • 4. dave cotton  |  July 26, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Lorain Dude is awesome!!!

  • 5. jean rawlinson  |  July 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    what great pics pics of a lovely little boy. Our mya has learnt to swim, while she has been here with us in Cyprus. keep up the good work. so very important that children learn as soon as possible. love from us all x

  • 6. Mark  |  July 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Awesome!! Great pics!

  • 7. Lisa  |  July 27, 2010 at 2:15 am

    I’d let that cute little future lifeguard save me any day 🙂

  • 8. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 27, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks everyone I will pass your lovely words on to the Lorain Dude ….. he will be out and about looking at all things positive in Lorain as he discovers his place on the planet. Any suggestions as to his day trips “morning or early evening events only ” – you see he has to have a nap in the afternoon.such a busy chap! 🙂

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