How I learned to water ski to ski and rescue of drowning.



How I learned to water ski to ski and rescue of drowning. Soon after my arrival in Texas and wedding come summer. My husband has a boat-motor-boat, and not far from our house is a large lake - an artificially dug up, like all lakes in Texas, except for one (Caddo lake - the only natural lake in the state). Incidentally, the presence of boats and a romantic trips to the lake in the company of best friend and his family at a time when I visited her in America and met future husband, had a decisive influence on my decision to marry. And the pictures in the form of half-naked (in bathing suits) helped with the visa application (see article Fiancee visa, or How I struggled with the U.S. Embassy in Russia ).

And finally the summer - hot summers of Texas. We must ride on a boat! I always loved to swim - every vacation spent in the Black Sea, and on the boat - a dream! But my husband to stop skating just did not want to, and decided to teach us - me and son - water ski. Waterskiing! Dream of an idiot - to rush to ski behind the boat, leaving a white foamy wake behind him, making pirouettes, the wind in the face ...

And the training has begun. It was a difficult first step - putting on skis in the water. Once you've mastered this step, it should grab the rope and stand, as the chair "- the words of my husband. The son has mastered this step faster than me, but putting on skis caused him more problems. But he got up on skis a couple of weeks. I did all summer was dangling in the water wore a ski, but to stand up to them and could not. My husband said that first you fall forward, then back, then "catch balance" - and the rest is easy. But I could not get ...

The only thing that has kept me on the difficult road course water skiing - it is my experience in teaching skating and cycling. When I was 11 years old, I really wanted a bicycle, and my grandfather told me that if I learn to ride, then he would buy me a desirable means of transportation. Borrow a bicycle from girlfriends, I began to study hard and after innumerable bruises and bumps demonstrated his ability and his grandfather won the coveted bike.

Thus, we consider the results of the first summer - the son is standing water skiing and racing the boat in placer splashing water, so he right of the boat, so he left the boat, there he fell and swallowed water. Here I am - trying to get up, fall forward, fall back, swallowing the water, fall forward, fall back, swallowing the water, and so on without end. Finally winter has come, and water-ski, fortunately, it became impossible ...

But I - stubborn girl, and she believed her husband unconditionally. There was the following summer. I fall forward, backward, and suddenly - and indeed, as the chair - just get up, and everything! I caught his balance, and now dash speed express train (to feel) - water skiing! I'm trying to jump a wave to the right of the boat, falling, swallowing water, a swimsuit - on one side, skiing - to another in the nose - the water in his mouth - water in the ears - water, everywhere - water ... The boat turns to me to pick up, I'm frantically trying to put on a swimsuit - a boat - children, a son with friends ...

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