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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Swimming Lessons, 3rd Time Around

Diego and I are wrapping up our 3rd session of swimming lessons. I decided to try the Kroc Center this time and we have both really enjoyed it. Every lesson day, Diego says he doesn't want to go, but never actually has a real protest and by the time we get there he is so excited to get in the water. He gets really excited if the slide is on and he can go down a few times before swimming lessons start. Our first lesson, he decided he didn't like any of the toys they had available, so we brought our bathtub Thomas for the next few, after that I "accidentally" forgot Thomas at home and all was well. The class has really improved his ability to follow directions and stay on task. I am continually impressed at how well he has begun to listen to me, especially in public. Its weird, but he listens better in public places than he does at home, in most cases. He really enjoys the songs we sing during swimming and sings them at home a lot. His favorite is the "poky poky". His favorite part of lessons is when he gets to jump in and show his stuff! He is really helpful when we are getting changed in the locker room and can remove his own shoes and clothes, which makes things go so much faster! I asked his teacher if she thought he was ready to do Pre-School lessons (without me in the pool) and she said she thought for sure he was. He can't start until he's 3, so he will have to skip one session, but I will be enrolling him in the spring. I am a little sad he is old enough to be done with Mommy & Me swimming lessons, but also grateful I was able to participate in them with him for 3 sessons over the last 2 1/2 years. I'm excited to see him learn even more in Pre-School lessons.


Erica said...

I can not believe how big he is....I don't see him as much as I would like....gonna have to do something about that! Love you both!

Mike and Mindy Roth said...

I am so glad that he has come so far through these sessions. He definitely has no fear in the water and it is great that he is responding to instruction. Next stop....preschool!

Sarah said...

Looks like you guys are keeping busy and having lots of fun!