Friday, July 20, 2012

Summer Swim Lessons

Summer means swimming and pool time to me!  Growing up we always did swim lessons during the summer... I can remember taking classes up until middle school/junior high time frame.  I am very fortunate to have a pool at my company's park that is open ever summer.  It is free for employees and they offer 3 sessions of [dirt cheap priced] swim lessons!  We did them last year with Jack and he screamed and resisted the whole time.  Man, I was hoping for a better time this year!

This year we did the second session of classes.  The first week was a replay of last year... ugh.  The second week he did slightly better but was still pretty resistant most of the time.  He did so well with one of his teachers that I asked her if she would do private lessons with him.  We just did 3 days of lessons this week... it has made a HUGE difference I think!  He still started the lesson kind of resistant to participating but his teacher always got him engaged within minutes!

Just wanted to share a few pictures of him in swim lessons this week:
Blowing bubbles, kicking and doing his "ice cream scoops" with Miss Abby.

Using the big noodle to practice his kicks!

Trying on his new goggles.  I think these have helped with him getting all flustered if he got water in his eye or sun in his eyes while practicing back floats.
Within three days of private lessons she almost had him swim by himself... so close!  He was just acting a bit hesitant and kept putting his feet down!

Hopefully we'll be able to get him swimming before we know it!

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