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Jun 21, 2017

Thank you for saving my life
 I had slipped under the pool cover at a friend's house...

I had slipped under the pool cover at a friend's house...

A former HSC swimmer, now a mom herself, shares her incredible story with us.

Thank you for saving my life

To Whom it may concern:

I would like to start off this letter by addressing the owners: Thank you.  Because of you and your vision, I am here, alive, and starting my own family.

My parents tell a story of a time I had slipped under the pool cover at a friend's house.  They were there having a fun get-together, and I disappeared.  They couldn't find me, but once they did, I had sunk to the bottom of the pool holding my breath...like HSC had taught me.  I was a toddler.

I grew up in the Houston area and every summer would attend swimming lessons at the original location.  Back then, it was the only location.

I have very distinct memories of diving for rings, singing songs, having my ears tugged at, and lollipops.  This was almost 25 or more years ago.

I swam there every summer until I was a teenager.  I learned how to dive correctly, and how to competitively swim.  I have never had fear of the water because, HSC taught us instinct: flip on your back.

I now live in an area of Texas that does not have a swimming culture.

Most areas available to families are not pools, but "park" pad type areas.  The swimming culture just is not a thing here and that has always bothered me.

Back when my son turned 1, a family friend offered to pay for a summer jump class for him.  I asked them if they would be willing to pay for swim lessons instead.  It was agreed upon, so this summer, I packed my 2.5 year old son, and sent him 8 hours to Houston to learn how to swim.

He is currently taking courses at the Sugar Land location.  I get daily updates from my mother on his progress.  He is happy and having fun and is IN LOVE with Michael.  I couldn't be more happy, or jealous that I cannot be there to watch my son learn to swim in the same ways I did.

Second generation of HSC swimmers!!!  I wouldn't and couldn't send him anywhere else in the state.

Thank you.  Thank you for saving my life.  And thank you for saving my son's life too!

 

- Allison M.


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06/21/17 from Lisa B.
What a great story. That is so cool to have 2nd generations learning to swim the HSC way. Glad we could share your experience.


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