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Collected Item: “Last day of swim class in Scottsdale”

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Last day of swim class in Scottsdale

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Maya's last day of swim class at the Cactus Aquatic center. I can't imagine what it's like to wear a face mask and swim, especially once that mask gets wet. It's sometimes 117 degrees when we're sitting on the pool deck and sometimes I feel like I can't breathe in the heat. I wish I could get in the pool, but instead the parents are sidelined. Fortunately, if you're actually in the pool you don't have to wear a face mask.

The last class basically involved all the kids jumping off the diving board for half an hours. Were they social distanced? No, but I think we're all leveraging some sort of invisible balance where we try to be careful, but try to keep some activities/normalcy going in our kids' lives. Our next class starts in two weeks and I hope it's cooler. Maya graduated from the guppies class to sea turtles.

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swim instruction, Scottsdale, heat, summer, lifeguard

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Katy Kole de Peralta

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2020-08-27
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