last April, our budding swimmer, mercyGirl, attended the Born to Swim Clinic
at the PG Sports and Learning Complex
with world-champion swimmer Sabir Muhammad.
they listened to a motivational talk by Muhammad,
were able to ask him questions,
got a copy of his book, Born to Swim,
then they hit the water to work on some techniques.
finally, they got to try out their stroke against him in a short freestyle race.
mercyGirl is in the third lane from the right with the lime green cap.
you’ll notice with a chuckle that Muhammad doesn’t hit the water until the kids are half way down the lane!
last February at Home School at the Navy Museum we delved into Weather Science: different types of weather systems found over the ocean and how sailors predict the weather. They built their own barometers to test changing air pressure, and made tornadoes in a bottle.
last May at Homeschool at the Navy Museum: the science of early sailing.
the little girls made their initials in signal flags.
both girls designed boats,
but the big girls had to design their boat to hold a heavy load:
they also had some high-pressure fun
in the trajectory challenge.
how far did they shoot?
watch where they stop when they run out to collect the bean bag they shot.