I feel like I have been living at the Y this year. I've done a TON of swimming (seriously, 58-1/2 miles already). I have become quite comfortable taking Anderson to child care. They know him, they know me. I really feel at home at the Y.
A few weeks ago, our swim lessons were moved to the big pool because there weren't enough life guards. Surprisingly, our Y is short of life guards this summer. Several of the guards talked to me about taking the certification and getting on staff. They know I can swim and they know I'm there all the time anyway. So I got in touch with the swim director and he talked me into it. I hemmed and hawed for a week until he asked me if I would do it. Then I got a babysitter for Anderson next week so I could take the certification class.
And here I am. The prerequisites are a short swim, a 2:00 tread without hands, and a brick dive and retrieve. If you pass those then you continue on with the training and CPR and whatnot. In addition to getting a job, I also will get my membership for free and a discount on classes. Plus if any of my hours need childcare I can do that at no additional charge. Although I'm not thrilled that I will probably be working evenings and weekends, I'm going back to work and making a little money and basically doing what I do every day anyway.
Wish me luck!!!