Maggie, at From Cave Walls, and Lauren, at LSS Attitude of Gratitude, alternate hosting Throwback Thursday. The idea of the prompt is for them to give us a topic and for us to write a post in which we share our own memories or experiences about the given topic. This week, Lauren chose the topic of “Going to the Movies.”
Lauren simply wants to know how, when, where, and why did you learn to swim?
I was debating about whether or not to respond to this prompt because, quite honestly, there wasn’t anything interesting about my learning how to swim. Nothing funny or tragic, entertaining or engaging about how I learned to swim.
We used to swim at a community pool when I was a kid and I would go there just about every weekend during the summer. I didn’t really know how to swim, but I loved being in the water and splashing around. My older sisters often came to the pool, too. Apparently one of the lifeguards had a big crush on one of my sisters and she asked him if would teach me to swim. Rumor has it that she hinted that she would “put out” for him if he succeeded. I guess he was motivated because by the end of that weekend I was swimming like a fish.
Did she actually put out for him? Hey, she was my big sister. I’ll never tell!