Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Swimming lessons

Alec has been taking swimming lessons at a local community center twice a week for the past month.  Its been really great. After a year of having no where we had to be at, at a certain time, I was worried what school every day, piano lessons once a week, swimming lessons twice a week, and playgroup once a week would do to our family. Its not bad so far and I actually really enjoy getting our days started early so consistently.

Alec is getting so brave in the water and will put his whole head under for 3 seconds quite regularly  Also he as good confidence at trying things by himself first, like his star floats.  He seems to really enjoy being in the water and he has some good teachers.  The things we need to work on are blowing out air slowly through his nose so he can stay under the water for as long as he can hold his breath, and trusting himself to hold his floats and breath for longer.

 Now that Charlie is 4, he gets to start this week too! They'll actually be in the same class until Alec turns 6 next month.  Both boys are really excited about this, they are such good friends most of the time.  I can't wait to see little Charlie in the water and see how well he does.  He is super brave, quite squirmy and a good risk taker so I think it will be really entertaining to watch him.

Its getting really cold and it was really slushy the past couple of days (most of it melted yesterday!) and so coming out of the warm pool with wet hair seems really uncomfortable.  For this reason, I think we'll stop doing swimming lessons for the first couple of months of the new year and pick back up in early spring.  I'm thinking we'll try gymnastics in the meantime. I love seeing my kids do physical/sporty activities because they are so good at them!

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