Caden and Brynn both took swimming lessons at the YMCA the first two weeks in June!
Caden loved every minute of it and improved on his independent swimming--it was fun to see them learning the sidestroke even. He passed another level, but still needs the comfort of the puddle jumper to help him swim independently in areas where he can't touch.
Caden and Ali--still swimming together!
Another teacher that I teach with has a daughter Brynn's age, so Brynn and Brooklyn took swimming together this summer. Brynn was so excited about swimming, but it had some ups and downs. The first item is that Brynn and Brooklyn were put in two separate classes--Kylie and I had assumed since they were in the very beginner class, that they would be together--so that started the lessons off a little rocky, but the teachers could soon see that they needed to be in the same class, so that got switched around. The beginner class is for ages 3-5, so there were some older boys in there that made the girls nervous as well. Day 2 was not good at all--Brynn refused to get in the water at all and was in tears and then that started Brooklyn going to tears as well--they both sat and watched but would not get in the pool--finally Brynn told me she had to potty--that was the BIG reason she did not get in because I had made a big deal about not peeing in the pool-we hurried to the bathroom and she came back and got right in--2 minutes before class was over--so lesson learned, we go potty before swimming! The rest of the two weeks went much better--Kylie and I both had a few moments, but the girls hung in there and learned a few things, but we still have a ways to go. Brynn is happiest if someone is holding her or in a baby pool where she can touch, but at least she still likes to go swimming and we will try lessons again soon!
Brynn and her very patient teacher Chris.
Whispering secrets to Brooklyn!
Caden and Ali hanging out!
Brynn doing a little more swimming!
Swimming lessons was a great way to start our summer--it keep us out of the house and busy for a couple weeks and time to practice what we learned during the summer although we have not made it to the pool tons, we go here and there--good exercise for all of us and man are the kids hungry when we are done!