Tuesday, July 05, 2011

swimming lessons :: June 2011

Our neighborhood doesn’t have a pool, nor does anyone we know. Therefore, we don’t go swimming very often. It seems that each year, the few times that we do manage to get to a pool, Jboy is either super cautious or super comfortable. There’s not a whole lot in between. {you can read about past pool experiences here, here and here.}

This year we decided that he needed to take swimming lessons to become more comfortable. Thanks to Chris’ parents, we were able to sign him up for lessons at the local YMCA.

Overall he seemed to enjoy them… until it was time to jump into the pool at the end of each session. He did NOT care for that. At all. By the end of the two weeks, he was doing better, though he still hated the jumping in.

We’re going swimming with Pam & Ethan in a couple of days so hopefully he’ll get to practice some of what he learned.

Here are a few pictures:
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These last two are really blurry, but they crack me up. He would be FREEZING at the end of class & just look so pitiful.
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I told him every day that we need to get some meat on his bones so he wouldn’t be so cold! Ha ha!

Are your kids good swimmers?

3 comments:

Miriam said...

Oh my goodness, this is what I hear a million times a day "Can we go to the pool?" MIcah is swimming like a fish and would live at the pool if I'd let him. Y'all should come swimming with us sometime!!

Kim said...

B has worried about me making him take swimming lessons AGAIN ever since last summer.

And I totally was. going to.

Then I found out that the people who have given lessons the last three years we went weren't giving them this year.

I guess he won.


He is getting better though. Maybe it is because I promised to take him back if he didn't. :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like he's having fun. I really like the one's of him with the noodles.
Momma

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