Sunday, June 14, 2009

Swim Lessons

Knowing that we were about to start a summer spent largely at the pool, we decided to sign up Claire for swim lessons at the local Y. She loves the water, as long as there isn't a snowball's chance in you-know-where that she could get water in her eyes or go under water and as long as she is fully armed with her "swim muscles" (floaties).

It's been a bit hectic going twice a week for that long, but she has really learned a lot, and feels MUCH more comfortable in the water. This past week, she has been swimming without any flotation device and even swimming totally underwater (with bright orange face mask, of course).

Before the day's lesson begins, the teacher would give a short devotional and discuss a character trait of the day - honesty, courage, teamwork, etc.

Ben - hanging out on the bleachers during Claire's class.

The bathing beauty. She was the only girl in this session.


Claire's cheering squad.

Claire informed me that she is fully expecting to be a member of our pool's swim team next summer. She would have to be able to swim the entire length of the pool on her own. She's also been asking quite a few questions about mermaids. She's obviously not guilty of underestimating her new swimming skills. Though, I'm thinking she'll have a better chance at the swim team than at being the next Ariel. But who knows?!

1 comment:

The Fab 4 said...

Way to go, brave girl!