Tara - posted on 09/14/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
How would you feel if you found out the following information:
Someone has been caring for your kids throughout the summer, this person is a relative, someone you trust. This person has taken your young children to the beach, to the pool and to swing off a rope swing into a river.
Your children are always wearing PFD or they can swim well on their own.
Then you find out that the caregiver can not swim, is in fact terrified of the water. This person figures if it really came down to it, they would be able to rescue your child. They feel that if it were a case of life and death they would get over their fears and just jump in and save your child. But admittedly they can not and have never been able to swim!!!!
Again this a family member, someone you would not have thought to ask about their abilities in the water. Someone you assumed could swim simply because of their age and the fact they have a pool!!!!