Saturday, August 8, 2015

Swimming lessons

We wrapped up three weeks of swimming lessons last night...THREE weeks!  We will definitely not miss driving to Montgomery each evening around suppertime, but the girls did have a blast and did well.  Norah's week was first--she and I joined my friend Kaysie and her daughter Addy in the "Tadpoles" parent/child class.  Norah's favorite part of each class was "chop, chop, timber", where she got to jump in the pool.  She also loved singing songs in a circle.

Abby and her friend Brayden were in level 2 of swimming this year.  They met for two weeks for 50 minute lessons.  That meant almost 10 hours of quality chatting time with my friend Kaysie.  Abby and Brayden learned a ton in the two weeks and grew a lot in their swimming abilities.  Abby was a little nervous about the diving board at first, but loved it by the last night.  She was most proud of doing a back float for 55 seconds and loved jumping in the pool the most.  Even though she passed level 2, her instructor's note said to wait to start level 3 until she has more endurance.  Not sure what we'll do to work on that before next summer's lessons, but we may look into doing some lessons during the school year.

Our favorite night of swimming was the middle Friday of the three weeks where we joined the Pakiz's for pizza at the local pizza parlor and had a bonfire at their house afterward.  Our kids get along so well and it was definitely something to look forward to during the first couple of weeks of lessons!

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