My wife and I took my eldest daughter to her first swimming practice last night:
She practiced everything from her flip turns to starting off the blocks.
…and did her laps:
Her coaches want her into meets right away though she’ll only be in two events till she can get her backstroke turns down (they’re not easy and if you miss a turn you’re DQ’d, even at 10 years-old).
Trying to withhold my enthusiasm for my kid, she was awesome and fast…and like a chip off the old block, once she got going there wasn’t much stopping her. I’m a proud papa.