Today Reese passed her threes at the Laurelhurst Beach Club.
How she did it, and what happened after, was remarkable.
As for the actual swim – let’s just say I didn’t teach her about sighting. And because she didn’t sight, she did some serious — and I mean serious — zigzagging in swimming across the roped off area three times. One lifeguard estimated that she probably swam enough to pass her sevens. I wouldn’t go that far, but she certainly covered a lot more water than required.
Then it really got interesting.
Now free to go anywhere at the LBC save the high dive, Reese headed to the medium platform with her friends Nellie and Gracie and me. We went off it the first two times fine, but the third time — not so much. Suffice it to say Nellie called me in, and forty-five minutes later, after much cajoling from me and the teenagers on the platform, we finally took our plunge.
I’m guessing it’ll be the last plunge she takes off the platform for quite a while.