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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

First Day in the Pool

One of the many benefits of home schooling is a flexible schedule.  The kids were able to start swimming lessons early, in hopes of getting a few skills under their belts before summer begins.

Thankfully, Miss B. is a terrific little swimmer.  At least I don't have to worry that she's going to go under at any moment....  The Three Musketeers, on the other hand, are quite daring and bold.  They are not hesitant at all to jump in the water and attempt to stay afloat.  Ah... here in lies the danger!  They all claimed to know how to swim because they have been in the bath tub.  Sigh.

Looks like we'll be in a series of lessons this summer.  I am so grateful that the kids absolutely loved the water.  Now, if we could just develop a "healthy fear" of the water... then I might feel a little more comfortable.
Miss G. was like a little frog in the water.  She couldn't quite get the hang of kicking with straight legs.  She also froze, even with heated water.  The girl simply has no body fat to keep her warm!
B. was the most fearful of the group.  He did kinda freak out at the mere thought of the "deep end."
Miss T. helped as much as the teacher.  Thanks, T.!
Which was better?  The pool, or the snacks after swimming?  B. is trying to hide a mouth full of crackers....
Miss B. had a fantastic time in her swimming refresher course.  She's thinking about joining swim team this summer.  She's such a little mermaid!


  1. Our kids claimed to have "been swimming" before too. After much Q&A we determined they were probably talking about some sort of muddy pond that you could stand up in. Told them that didn't count.

    Our biggest problem is that they would panic and freeze up and then start flailing when they were like 2 ft from the edge :-) They did one session of lessons and then we just tried to spend as much time in the pool as possible. Which is hard to do when you don't actually HAVE a pool :-) By the end of the summer they were doing really well. Still going to make them do lessons again this summer to improve the skills. They do love the water!

  2. Your pictures are so great! The kids are all beautiful.

    Julie Mavencamp Church