Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Swim Lessons: Week 2!

Last week was our second week of swim lessons.  Wyatt had a great week!  He didn't pass Station 6, but he's getting closer!  Because our swim lessons are through a local swim team, they expect them to actually do their strokes perfectly when they start learning, and Wyatt is currently learning the Breaststroke, the Modified Crawl, and the backstroke!  I can see his improvement every day when he's in their swimming, so hopefully he'll be able to move on to Station 7 soon!

Reese is....still not able to open her eyes under water.  She goes under by herself, she holds her breath and blows out, and she blows bubbles.  But she is scared of opening her eyes, and won't do it with me, to search for rings...anything.  That's the one thing that's really frustrating.  She can't move onto the part where she actually learns safety skills until she opens her eyes!
But she is having fun!

And so is he!
Every one's favorite part of swim lessons is jump time at the end!  Especially this guy!
There's also an excellent article in August's Parents Magazine about the dangers of swimming.  It was an eye opening read, even for me!  It was written by a pediatrician who lost a patient to drowning. Because of Brian's job, swimming and pool safety is something that we're extra cautious about, but it's definitely important to remember that you can never feel too confident in your children's swimming ability and that you have to stay vigilant near water!


  1. You are SO right....water safety is so important...esp given where we live and there are rivers and lakes and oceans e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e:) The pics are adorable!!

  2. I read that Parents article, too. So scary!

    We have a 3.5 foot deep soft-side pool that we put up last year, but we haven't yet put it up this year. Our veggie garden is at the back of our property, but our pool can pretty much only be beside the house (for electric access to run the filter), but I just don't feel safe with my boys outside if I am way up at the back pulling weeds and collecting veggies, and they might be way down at the house playing too close to the pool. So we haven't put it up yet, I'm still trying to figure out how to make it happen safely (without spending money).

    Your kids are so cute, they look like they're having a blast in the water!