|B on the far left -daily pre-swim class meeting.|
|M on far right in pink|
|B in the back center with blue goggles.|
|B and his L2 class he is in the center|
|M, in pink, climbing out of the water.|
E and I watched from this vantage point the first two weeks. Some of that time he was in the stroller and couldn't walk due to his foot burn.
|M on center right, B towards the back on free-play day #2|
Happy as a clam and still in need of a few more lessons :)
For the first 14 days of swimming lessons (only 12 of which he attended) E was very good about staying on the side. He walked around a bit, but I never felt like he was going to try to jump in. On the 15th day, I had to all but hold him bodily out of the water. He would walk right up to the edge of the side or the stairs or wherever, and SO SO SO wanted in. Thankfully, he will be old enough for his own lessons just a few weeks in to next summer and yes, we plan to do this again. The kids loved it and I enjoyed it too. It was peaceful and cool, which might in part be because we had a cooler wetter start to summer.
Now that lessons are over, we're trying to keep them in a pool somewhere at least twice a week for a bit more practice and a lot more fun! I'm not sure if we'll do swimming lessons during the year as B has lots of plans for himself already and M is being wildly indecisive about what, if anything, she wants to do. If nothing else, we'll always have summer beckoning with more to learn and love.