I’d Rather Be Swimming!

by Joan Leonard, Peter Leonard & Illustrated by Beverly Martin Mason



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/7/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 56
ISBN : 9781480814134
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 56
ISBN : 9781480809475
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 56
ISBN : 9781480809468

About the Book

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone more passionate about swimming than Joan and Peter Leonard, who’ve spent most of their lives teaching others how to swim – especially children.

This activity-filled guide includes original pictures of Leo the Sea Lion and his friends that can be colored as skills are mastered. Other activities and resources include:

seven essential swimming skills and emphasis on safety, fun, and fitness;

how-to descriptions of all strokes, numerous skills, and many water games;

rhymes accompanying pictures;

progress sheets to track accomplishments;

diary to record swimming thoughts and memories;

access to online video

Whether you’re a parent with youngsters, an adolescent seeking to improve skills and learn new ones, or an adult who never learned how to swim, this guide will help you or loved ones progress while being safe, having fun, and being active in the process.

With the right attitude and practice, anyone can move forward and say with confidence, joy, and love of the water – “I’d rather be swimming!”

About the Author

Joan and Peter Leonard hold numerous swimming certifications and have spent many years teaching students how to swim. They reside in St. Charles, Illinois. 


Illustrations are by Beverly Martin Mason and the Leonards.