Archive for July 5th, 2008

When swimming lessons came to a halt 7+ months ago, I thought we were doomed.  Peach had spent 3 months crying and screaming on the way to lessons.  I finally gave in and we decided to give the kiddo a break (humph…she said the chlorine hurt her eyes). 


About three weeks ago, hubby started swimming with her.  They’d mostly play, she’s swim with her noodle…all was wonderful.  Then I came along and started demanding things from her as a swimmer–she wasn’t happy.  We’d just do a little at a time and I’d always give her choices — Do you want to jump off and swim to daddy OR do you want mommy to HELP you jump off so you can swim to daddy?  🙂

After she learned she could do it (she forgot a bunch of stuff from her prior lessons), she was like a new little kiddo in the water.  And now, our little cutie can swim swim swim like never before.  With practice and confidence, she’s swimming 100% of the time without her noodle and without adult help.  It’s unbelievable!  Jumping off the side and swimming to the steps..doing the same on the diving board.  Totally independent in the water (even though we’re always nearby).  Crazy stuff — I just never thought the day would come where my kiddo would actually swim on her own. 



I am SO proud of her confidence in the water and willingness to take risks.  Here’s some pics BEFORE swimming the other day.  🙂  The ACTUAL swim pics are part of a project I’m working on…so it might be a while before those surface. 

Have an awesome weekend and thanks for visiting.  🙂   ~m

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