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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Swimming Lessons

Caleb and Eva completed an intense week of swimming lessons and they loved every minute of it!  It was a rough start for me.  The teacher made me cry when she wouldn't let me sit with Caleb until he got into the water the first day.  There were no other adults around that weren't in the pool and I was worried Caleb might run away.  He did run away the next day so then I was allowed to stay.  That was the only day he had a problem, though.  Once he got into the water he was fine.  He just didn't like waiting for the other class to finish.

Eva was quite the swimmer!  We got to watch the last day and she was swimming all over the place and even in the deep end!  She didn't lift her head to take a breath so she is still in the level 1/2 class but we signed them up for another week in August and I'm sure by then she'll be able to move on to level 3.

Caleb also improved so much!  He doesn't hold his nose anymore and he loves going underwater.  He also did some swimming in the deep end but was a little hesitant and wanted his teachers to help him (about 1/2 the class needed this extra help). 

We were going to take them swimming today to show off their new found skills but the weather doesn't seem to be cooperating.  I'm so proud of all they were able to accomplish this week!


  1. Congrats to both of your kiddos! What a proud moment...

  2. Congratulations! You have lovely children. They both did so well.

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  3. That's great, Christy! I really need to get my kids signed up for swim lessons. I keep not getting around to it, and I'm feeling guilty.

  4. So, I see they DON'T take after their mom when it comes to nose holding. Maybe they can get their own brick off the bottom of the pool . . .

    :-D Love ya!

  5. Janet (Grandma)1:54 PM

    Way to go, Caleb and Eva!! That's a major step. After you learn how to swim, you wonder why it was so hard in the beginning.

  6. Janet1:56 PM

    P.S. I also hate getting water in my nose. I'm afraid my freestyle probably doesn't work any more.