Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Swimming Lessons

We've been keeping pretty busy this summer, and one of our weekly activities has been swim lessons!

I think most people can agree that swimming is an important life skill and I don't think it's ever too early to learn. It's amazing to see babies under a year swimming on their own! Harry hasn't gone swimming much- the pool at our condo was closed all last summer- so starting lessons is a whole new thing for him.

When deciding on where to go for lessons, we researched two swim clubs in our area. One of the clubs had better availability so we signed up for a free assessment at the beginning of June. We liked the facility and staff and signed up for lessons on the spot.

We've had 3 or 4 lessons so far, and Harry has made a lot of progress already! I think it will still be a while before he moves on to the next level, but he definitely feels more comfortable in the water. The first couple lessons he wouldn't blow bubbles in the water, but he'll do it now. This week he even got to put on goggles and put his face in the water.

I think we'll continue the lessons at least through September, maybe October, and then start back up again next spring.

These pictures are from Harry's assessment, he's been in class with 2 other kids, both a couple years older than him. I don't know why the club was so empty the first time we went, it's always filled with little swimmers during his lessons!

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