Wednesday, September 1, 2010

swim lessons

Back in June, Jimmy had his first swim lessons.  We did them for two weeks through Phoenix Parks and Rec which turned out to be great and so very inexpensive.  We did them with our good friends Carmen and Leah which made it all the more fun.  It was good for the kids to have some familiar faces to be excited to see each day. It was one teacher with about 10-12 kids with their parents so it wasn't all that hands on with the teacher, but it was really all about getting them in the water everyday and making them excited to try new things.  Jimmy actually started wanting to go under the water thanks to the kids pool where he was comfortable doing everything by himself.  It all started when we would try to splash him and then he would "hide" under the water so he wouldn't get splashed and he thought he was so funny.  Then the transition to doing everything in the big pool was really easy.  He was so proud to show off his new skills.  Over the course of just a few days he was doing all kinds of things by himself and I was ever so proud too.  His teacher also thought he was really funny and said he was doing so well that he could be ready to move up to the next level.  Isn't he just so talented?  I obviously wasn't able to get many pictures because I was always in the water with him, but here are just the few we did take.
Here is Jimmy with his little buddy Leah.
This is about the time they would both look exhausted and tell us they wanted to go home.  I don't know if either of them ever made it back home without passing out.
So, we have been trying to keep swimming as much as possible, but we have slacked a bit.  
Jimmy still loves it, but I need to keep it going so that he can keep getting better.  
I guess we will be back at Roadrunner Park again next year.

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