Justin and I heard that the Golf and Athletic Club we are members at offered swim lessons and they start at six months. I wanted to start her at six months, but when she was six months old I didn't think she was quite ready. I called a couple weeks ago to get some information about it. The lessons are eight weeks long and not very expensive, so I signed up.
I was a little worried because my husband can be known for being very particular about our budget and I was afraid he was going to think I was crazy for signing her up. He was actually excited and thought it was great. We were both wondering what is was like and what they would do with her.
We went to our first lesson on Saturday. Justin and I were both able to go. We had so much fun. If you are wondering what they do.. they mainly play games and sing these cute little songs that teach them how to do different things. (Of course, at her age, it was mainly us kicking her legs and doing the arm motions for her). Yes, we did have to put her under and it wasn't as bad as we thought. They told us to blow in her face right before we dunk her. It causes her to take a breath and hold it for a second so she won't inhale the water... it worked.
Kate seriously didn't make a peep the whole class. She had no expression at all. She wasn't happy or upset. The teacher asked us if she talked and made sounds at home, because she was so even keeled. We assured the teacher that she does talk to us (and cry). We just think she was a little overwhelmed and taking it all in. Here are a couple pictures of her at her first swim lesson. You see the expression (or lack of).. this is what she looked like the entire class.
Oh.. and for some of you that know it is 30 degrees here and just saw our snow pictures from last week.. they do the lessons at the INDOOR pool.
And yes, in the first picture, she is holding herself up on the side of the pool. We are going to Florida in March and just know she will be swimming by then... (Just Kidding).
I am off to my Monday cleaning routine... I know you are jealous :). Have a great day!