As a gift from my mom, the kids took swimming lessons locally at a private home for two weeks. They had a lot of fun and learned a lot. By the end, Nathan actually had a very nice back stroke and could swim really well. Abby can now swim really well under water but is a little too confident in the water now. Isabelle had an unfortunate encounter with a broken floaty and it took us a week to get her over it. Even during the last session where parents were allowed to participate, she clung to dad and wouldn't really swim on her own. However, in our pool she feels very comfortable and shows great form swimming, keeping her face out of the water and controlling her breaths.
Little swimmer. Abby loves swimming in the water. Her challenge during the lessons was to open her eyes under water. She didn't think she could do it, but then she did two days before lessons ended. Abby is having a hard time saying good-bye to her pink swim suit this year (it is too small now). While she loves this new one, the pink one is still her favorite.
So comfortable under water.
Isabelly with some of the evil floaties. I forgot her puddle jumpers at home and all bravery left her. She clung to dad the whole time, I believe (Hannah and I had to leave the very hot tent early). But she does show us at home in our own pool, with her own floating device, what she has learned. It is pretty impressive what these ladies teach these different age groups in such a short amount of time.
Thank you Oma for another wonderful summer activity funded by you!