Ballet. Going deep into dreams and water.

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Anniyah, 10

Swimming is fun in the pool. You can play water polo it’s like playing soccer, but not with your feet or two arms only one arm. Plus coach taught us some moves so we can swim better and learn more moves. That’s whats swimming is about.

Update from Week 5 from Anniyah

Every day we go swimming. We go in the deep and play water polo. And we do some exercise before swimming, and we dive in the deep and do all kinds of stuff. we try to dive and get the block from the deep.

Damaud, 10


I’m really good at four square. I beat a lot of teachers, and I always have a trick up my sleeve. My mom put me in swimming so they could teach me how to swim. They are really good at teaching me. Clearly, I am good at a lot of sports.

Jaylen J, 10

Jaylen J.

I like swimming because it’s fun and i get to hang out with my friend’s.I hope I get to play SKWIM some time soon.

David, 10

I love Summer Dreamers because I get to swim and do water pool, and I love the teacher.


Elizabeth, 9


I believe swimming is helpful because if your sister or brother can’t swim and they went in the deep end, you can save them. Now if you want to go faster use flippers. Flippers are very helpful and I love them. If you don’t know how to swim yet use the swimming board. The swimming board will help you float, and you can kick and you will go.



I like the pool because we are learning lessons. I like swimming in the deep end. Sometimes, it’s fun to use the kickboards. We use fins too. It’s easy to swim with fins.




I like to swim. Sometimes we go in the deep and get to swim. I want to be a lifeguard and do the diving board. The kickboard was hard at first, but it is getting easier.



I like the pool because we play water polo. After we swim, we get to have free time. I took my deep test so I get to swim in the deep end now. I like the kickboards because they help you when you swim. I like how the flippers help you kick up and down when you are swimming. I like doing flips in the pool. In free time, we get to play basketball.



First we swim, then we practice with the kickboard. After we practice with the kickboard, we try swimming without the kickboard. It’s easy for me to do. Then we try swimming in the deep. We have free time at the end.


I love Swim & Water Polo because we get to have fun and lean. I WANT TO COME BACK.

Timileyin, 8

I know water polo teaches about swimming, and it began England. The pool has been super warm. It’s really easy to swim. The games we play are fun. The pool is relaxing, and it’s easy to swim.



I love to swim in the deep. We all get to use kick boards. I tried the deep test yesterday, but I need to work on my strokes. Swimming with flippers makes us go faster. We get to use all kinds of swimming objects/equipment.


I like Swim & Water Polo. We get to play water polo. It’s easy. I like to go in the deep because it is important to me to learn how to swim. I like to use the fins because they make you swim really fast.

About the author 

Mark Rauterkus

Swim, SKWIM and Water Polo coach and publisher in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a nonprofit advocate organization and webmaster to the International Swim Coaches Association. Head varsity and middle-school swim coach for The Ellis School. Former candidate for public office on multiple occasions.

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