Front crawl, butterfly, breast-stroke and doggy-paddle
And it was time for my untutored doggy-paddle
to amuse the other holiday-makers.
Mr Hopkins pulled the child onto his chest and swam doggy-paddle
to the dock wall.
In one of the many deep pools we humans could swim a little while we taught young Bruno what puppies are supposed to do in the water: doggy-paddle
Beaten over her specialist 800m distance at London 2012 by 15-year-old American starlet Katie Ledecky, our girl with the golden gongs admitted last night she felt more like the grand old dame of doggy-paddle
If you're struggling to picture what I mean, imagine someone climbing an imaginary ladder, or a small child doing the doggy-paddle
in a non-existent swimming pool.
Best stroke of the lot, though, has to be doggy-paddle
. I warmed down with a few widths of doggy after my butterfly session and managed to win back the affections of the pool regulars.
Without recourse to the breast- stroke or the doggy-paddle
, your average parrot-fish glides effortlessly through the water, wiggling his tail-fin provocatively at the trailing females.
Other options include a 10-minute doggy-paddle
in the pool.
For those interested, you doggy-paddle
61 yards up the ditch, then turn around and swim back the other way.
He strides in a businesslike manner to the slope leading to the water and plunges in, setting off happily at a purposeful doggy-paddle
up the pool, head up, teeth bared.
MICHELLE Stannard King sent in this picture of daughter Georgia Kountis, seven, doing the doggy-paddle
alongside her pet dog Troy in their garden in Sandringham Road, Tuebrook