'I'm just a little bit scared' said Tim,
'Of what they'll think when they see me swim.
I'm scared that I won't look brave,
When I get turned upside down by a huge splashy wave
I'll look like a baby to them
When I get a nose full of water and a mouth full of phlegm
And when I cough and splutter and choke
Everyone will point and think it's a joke.
The other kids will scream and shout
I'll be cold and wet and want to get out
It's no fun when you just can't swim
I'm just a little bit scared,' said Tim.
But Tim was a brave little chap
And he said to himself 'I'll try half a lap'
So he put on his trunks and jumped in.
'Hey Tim' said a friend, 'try my inflatable fin'.
'Oooh thanks' said Tim with a big smiley grin
And he strapped on Sam's inflatable fin.
'Look at me!' he said 'I'm a shark,
Swimming is just as much fun as the park!'
Now you can't keep Tim from the pool..
Early in the morning and again after school.
'Sometimes I still get scared' says Tim..
'But I won't let that stop me 'cos I do love to swim!'