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Little Logan with his big brother Hayden after their swimming lessons

Every Saturday morning our three kids have swimming lessons.

Neither Karen or I are confident or competent swimmers, but with going to the beach and spending time around water such a big part of Australian culture, we want our kids to feel safe and comfortable in the water.

It’s taken a while, but they are making progress and our oldest son, 9 year-old Hayden, is probably a better swimmer than me already.

Surprisingly, when our twins were tested recently, Logan was put up a level, leaving his twin sister behind (much to her chagrin).

At the age of 6, he is now in the deep pool in a class with kids up to 4-5 years older than him.  He’s normally a reserved little guy, so it’s a massive step up for him.

This is courage.

He can’t touch the bottom of the pool, but he gives it a go anyway.

He is intimidated by some of the kids who are a bit unruly and are about a foot taller, but he gives it a go anyway.

Some weeks, he is so nervous that he starts his lesson almost in tears, but he gives it a go anyway.

He is in way over his head, but he gives it a go anyway.

What about you?

Are you courageous enough to try, even when you feel fear?

Are you courageous enough to try, even when you don’t yet feel competent?

Are you courageous enough to try, even when you feel out of your depth?

Well done Logan with your swimming and thanks for continuing to inspire me you little champ.

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