Saturday, June 28, 2008

Swim lessons

Connor had his SECOND round of swim lessons during the latter half of June. If you know me, you know that swim lessons are HUGE to me. I was a lifeguard and swim lesson teacher for more than 7 years and I am VERY particular about what I expect my children to learn in swim lessons. Unfortunately, our first round did not make the cut. I wish that I weren't so non-confrontational...the lessons really were so NOT good that I should have asked for (at least a partial!) refund after the first week. It is my own fault though. I was trying to save money on gas by staying here in town. Lesson learned...from now on we'll continue trekking down to Pleasant Hill for our lessons. They are so great! We loved them last year, but tried something a little closer to home during the first part of June. Oh well, I am sure it didn't hurt my little fish to be in the water a bit more!

I am so proud of how well Connor is doing. He is working on diving now, and it comes and goes.

He can get all around the pool now--"Look Ma! No floaties!" and it really gives me such peace of mind to know that he can get himself from one side of the pool to the other. Aaahhh. The other child? Not so much. A few words to describe Grant around the water? Totally fearless and utterly ignorant. So far, it is still pretty stressful to take that one to the pool, but we are getting along ok.

Connor had several MUCH older kids in his class, but he always kept right up with them, doing everything they were, doing races and all. I told him I am MOST proud that he is learning to swim without depending on goggles or plugging his nose--two "habits" that I find can really impair kids as they grow as swimmers.

He had a blast with his friends, can do a "mean" freestyle and has confidence in the water. I just can't ask for much more!
I am proud of my boy!

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