Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Swim Lessons!

Carter started (and will finish) swim lessons this week.  He is taking them from Ms. Sandy at the MHS Natatorium, and just being in that place brings back so many memories from my childhood.

The first day, ready for the pool!

He has no fear of the water, as long as he can stand.  And if he can't touch, then he's pretty content with a confident adult leading him.

The thing he has the most trouble with is floating on his back.  I think he feels like his head will go under at any given moment, despite Ms. Sandy's best efforts to assure him otherwise.

In case you can't hear Ms. Sandy in the video below, she's telling Carter NOT to kick his legs.

Apparently, we also need a lesson in following directions.

Luckily, he's getting to enjoy all this fun with his pal, Gracie.

Love all their faces in this one...

and this one.

They even get to practice cool things like alligator crawl... 

... and the flying alligator right over Ms. Sandy's leg.

He's showing us some of his tricks at home too.  Last night he reenacted this moment for us in the bath tub: putting his head under water and blowing bubbles.
[And for the record, Olivia did too, though she may have inhaled a bit more water than her big brother.]

All in all, he's getting super comfortable in the water (which is all I can ask for, at this point), and he's having a great time.

Last night, at the dinner table, he looks up at me and says: 

"Momma? Know what my favorite part of today was?"

"What is that, sweetie?"

"Swim-mun lessons."


1 comment:

Haley said...

So cute! We start swim-mun lessons next week!