After losing a child to drowning, I want my children to feel confident while swimming. This summer, we signed Ledger up for two rounds of swimming lessons, and we were pleased with the progress he made! He isn’t the least bit scared of the water, so we needed him to learn the basics/rules. We loved taking lessons at an outdoor pool in Holladay, UT.
Ledger seemed to fit right in the middle of two classes, so after talking with the instructor, I decided to enlist him in the class that seemed to be a little bit above his level. Though he didn’t have a clue what he was doing, he jumped right in and copied the older boys that first day. He made me super nervous, and with my twin boys running around trying to find a way into the pool, I had a silent panic attack. I told Pat I wasn’t sure if I could go back the next day. But like always, Pat calmed me down and the second day went much better than the first. The last week, a couple kids in the younger class went out of town, and his instructors gave me the option to move him down for two day. We decided to give it a try, and it was great to have him learn a few more of the basics.
Ledger loved his teachers, Abby and Taylor. They are sisters teaching out of their parent’s pool.
Let’s talk about Ledger’s $2.99 Ninja Turtle goggles I found at the grocery store the night before lessons started. He wouldn’t take them off, even on the car ride home :)
“Mom! Check out my cannon ball!”
The pool was raised a little bit, which turned out to be sooo nice while trying to keep two toddlers out of the pool. Seriously, it was stressful. Cannon was determined to find a way in, he NEVER gave up.
The long awaited trip down the slide. It was about more than Ledge could handle waiting for the last day of lessons.
The second round of lessons were taught at our city’s rec center. I enlisted him in the younger class, and he definitely learned the basics, though he seemed a little bored at times.
Here’s to hoping as my children get older, swimming will get easier on me.