We’ve been doing a lot of swimming this summer. There is a community pool about a mile from our house, so getting there is easy. We have been going to this pool for several years because it was the babysitter’s pool, and they offer lessons even if you are not a member.
This year, I tried all summer to get lessons, but it hasn’t worked out so far. However, since we go 3 or 4 times each week to the pool, the girls are doing great! Sam has learned to swim underwater, jump in, and tread. Ellie jumps in (she did it before Sam), is a great kicker and uses her arms a good bit too. She still uses a float, but likes to practice with a kick board.
What’s funny about Sam jumping in is that she stands at the edge of the pool and holds her nose. As she jumps in, she lets go of her nose. She only jumps in at the shallow end, so her head is not going underwater. We’ll see what happens if she gets water up her nose.
We’ve had a great time at the pool all summer even though we’ve had a record amount of rain. Like I said, it’s so close to our house that we can easily come and go if it rains.