Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Water babies.....!


Here in Australia the adage 'learn to crawl before you walk' should probably read 'learn to swim before you walk'..Bet you this young dad is a surfer! I'm sure it's the same anywhere in the world where water plays a big part in everyday life, swimming lessons can start as early as six months. One of Australia's better known swimming 'personalities' Laurie Lawrence has been an advocate of early swimming lessons for as long as I can remember check out this short video. For sure you never take your eyes off a youngster anywhere near water, but for that one moment when it could happen, those lessons could make all the difference. Have a fab Wednesday, stay safe.....p.s. note to half naked runner above.. shirt up mate, it's chilly!
And he wasn't the only one.....!

38 comments:

  1. Cute post, Grace. I love that last photo with the little boy and dad by the water. It looks like Junior is taking a tumble, doesn't it? :-) It's a great thing to introduce babies to the water at an early age, and Australian babies (at least the ones living on the coast,) are certainly lucky! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  2. Proud parents....
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  3. Wow! really cute pictures!
    & video is awesome too!

    xoxo, Juliana
    [pjhappies.blogspot.com]

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  4. He actually reminds me of a baby turtle, fresh out of the egg, always heading straight to the sea...

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  5. Bei euch gibt es doch sicher auch schon Surfen für Babys...:-)

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  6. The way they're all dressed - 'cepting the runner - I think these young ones are okay with being beach bunnies till your summer comes back!

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  7. Yes all children should be taught to swim - early!

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  8. The best years to learn!Babies don't feel fear yet, and they keep all what they learn.

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  9. Aww, too adorable! I love that last one, that baby is just going to head right in, haha. Love that video, we all had to learn to swim pretty young and I'm a big advocate :)

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  10. I do think children should be taught to swim as early as possible. My kids didn't learn this young, but they were only a few years old and they're all still great swimmers. Wonderful post for the day, Grace, and a great message! Love that little one in the sand! Terrific! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

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  11. Hi Grace ...I agree with Laurie .... learning to swim early is the way to go ...I can't imagine life without a dip in the briney on a hot Summer day.

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  12. The air must be wonderful to breath. Took me to the age of 13 to learn how to swim ;) Please have a good Wednesday.

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  13. How cute! I remember taking my own kids to "water baby" classes when they were babies and they loved it.

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  14. Yes, I saw that runner and wondered what the temperature was. I guess chilly weather doesn't bother him.

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  15. Ha ha ha,love the instinctively dolphin-like swimming motion about 38 seconds into the clip!

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  16. Yes, junior there looks like a sea turtle intent on returning to the ocean. Regardless of the runner's attire, I like the zip he adds to the composition.

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  17. Those parents are serious about early swimming lessons! The runner is probably generating his own heat.

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  19. I was wondering about the runner when I saw long sleeves on the other two.

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  20. un vrai sprinter a quatre pattes (bientot au JO) ;)

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  21. Regarder la 8e merveille du monde est un évènement qui se renouvelle chaque jour au sein des familles. Un sentiment qui, fort heureusement, ne souffre pas du modernisme.
    Bonne journée, Gracie!

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  22. Perhaps we will see that little one in the Olympics one day. It seems we may need him.

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  23. I'm sure it is chilly as a normal Swedish summer day.

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  24. I use Google Reader to read blogs, but you force me to go to your website to see your pictures large size. I was especially interested to see the cute baby crawling in the first photo.

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  25. Cute, rather them than me today though, was a bit brisk for the beach..

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  26. i like the idea 'swim before you crawl'

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  27. This is so cute, they have the same idea, up to the water.

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  28. I'm curious, did dad let him reach the water? !

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  29. Stunning pictures. You certainly know how to create amazing images. I am truly amazed by reviewing this post!!

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