Even though the session was only 7 lessons, he seemed to progress quite a bit. I'm sure it helps that we go to the pool as a family at least once a week, sometimes twice if we can swing it. He is SO close to just letting go and swimming on his own, but he still needs to figure out that coordination of arms, legs, and blowing bubbles. We also need to get him to wear his goggles so that he can learn to go underwater, but one thing at a time!
The best thing to come out of this session............Owen learned to float on his back! And he can do it with and without a floatation device (just needs reassurance that someone's hand is barely under his back). He is not afraid at all and doesn't "squawk" when asked to do it. He just does it and of course he's super proud of himself afterwards, demanding everyone clap for him. That is one demanding request I'll be happy to oblige for the little man!
Hoping the next session brings a new learned skill and more fun!
|Using a pool noodle without any fear|
|Kicking up the water|
|Collecting all the stars to give to D|
|Playing "motorboat" with D|
|Back floating like I've been doing it my whole life!|
|I love the pool. Can I live here??|