Saturday, June 26, 2021

Swimming Lessons Week


This may have been a crazy week, but it was well worth it! Swimming lessons have never been negotiable in our house, they were a must. That said, our kids kind of suck at swimming. Or at least they did. The lessons we signed up for were only one week long, but each lesson was nearly an hour. The minis got TONS of practice, learned some new strokes, and most importantly, many new safety lessons. They ended the week confident swimmers and now we'll be confident parents when we go to lakes, rivers, swimming holes, water parks, you name it. 

We made sure to pick our favorite local pool (that also happens to be less than 10 minutes from our house), so while the youngest had her lessons first, the boys, dog, and I walked around the park and on the trails. While the boys were in their lessons, I walked the dog because Elizabeth wanted to watch (and critique) her brothers. I loved watching from the mountain bike trail at the top of the hill because it overlooks the whole pool!

After a week of hard work, Friday was fun day! They got to show off their new skills and play around the pool. Elizabeth spent 45 minutes jumping in and out of the pool and floating somewhat successfully. The boys practiced diving over and over again and then jumped off the diving board. We talked them into diving from the boards. After a few tries, they got the hang of it!

We are no longer surprised to get notes like this about the middle mini, especially when I heard him say to his instructor (after knowing her for two days): "are you sure you know what you're doing with us?" O.M.G.