Those Two Girls: The politics of swimming lessons.

Teaching kids to swimPlease.

Everyone knows swimming lessons are really about the action on the sidelines: mothers comparing their own sporting achievements.

Of course, it all makes sense in context: a mum’s genetics are passed down to her kids, after all. There’s a reason Ryan picked up doggy paddle so quickly…

Whether it’s being a ballroom dancing champion or getting this close to making it into the Olympic swimming team, it seems like every swimming mum has a sport success story of their own.

And, as Those Two Girls know all too well, they will not hesitate to share them at every opportunity.


Every goddamn time.

Keep swimming, kids… this could take a while.