Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Swimming Lessons

Our Swimming Ninja's!

Josiah's Story:
I have to say, I am so proud of Josiah. He was such a trooper with the swimming lessons. The first time he got into the pool, he went down the steps one step at a time and when he got to the bottom he just kind of sank to the bottom. Sarah pulled him up and he just kind of laughed.He was a pretty quick learner. Having the goggles on helped with him putting his face in the water. He was not scared of doing that at all. He just could not remember or just didn't understand that he can NOT breath under water. He tried twice and it was pretty bad. The first time he did it, he started caughing, and choking. He had a really hard time breathing. It was really scary. He thru up into the pool-but at least it was all water. He was so scared, I could tell. And so was I. But then he started crying and calming down. I really thought we were done. He kept saying he wanted to go home. But then Ms. Sarah told him he could use the kick board and he went right back into the water. He was awesome!!! He did it again a few days later and got back into the pool after that one too. Hopefully he has now learned his lesson:)
We are all done with swimming lessons for this year. I have to say, he did awesome. I wouldn't say he can "swim" but it is something to work with. Hopefully next year he will get stronger.

 He loved the kick board. He thought it was so much fun. He said " it looks like I am surfing".

He did not like laying on his back too much because his ears would get wet. (Like that doesn't happen when he is under the water, but whatever).

He also LOVED to jump in. Especially when he got "brave" enough to do it without holding her hands.

Here is our "swimming Nija" running around the pool with his cape on. He looked SO funny!!!

Jesse's Story

This was Jesse's 3rd year (if I remember correctly) of swimming lessons. And he is getting really good at it. He got the breast stroke down pretty good and also learned the back stroke. He loves to swim and be in the water. So this was just up his alley. He had so much fun. I think his favorite part was jumping in (as you can see from the picture above). He also liked the kick board. 

 Floating was another one of his favorites. Ms. Sarah would be explaining something to him and all of the sudden he wold be laying on his back. I think this boy would be in the pool ALL DAY if we had a pool. I am so glad he got to do the swimming lessons.
We are so glad Ms. Sarah got to teach some of our kids to swim. I am sad to hear that she will be moving to Chicago this year so she will not be able to do swimming lessons next year. Hopefully we will be able to find somebody just as good.

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