Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 1 of swimming lessons

Yesterday I blogged about Chickie's fears in the pool. I wasn't sure how her first swimming lesson would go.

Well...it went great!

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She was willing to try things I thought would totally freak her out, based on our experiences in the pool with her. She dipped her head just slightly under the water, with her mouth in the water and her nose still out of the water. She jumped from the edge of the pool into the arms of one of her instructors. She didn't seem freaked out!

I think this is one of those instances where she really needs some teachers who aren't her parents. By the end of the lessons next week, she won't be doing all the different strokes, but I think she will be less afraid and will enjoy herself even more in the pool. Yay!

10 comments:

Heidi said...

Yeah, Chickie!!!!!

Call Me Cate said...

Great job, Chickie! It's amazing how a little change in circumstances can make such a big difference. I hope lessons continue to go well for her.

Melinda said...

Yay for Chickie! Before you know it she will be splashing with the best of them.

Bri said...

that is great! Sometimes kids just seem to need other people encouraging them to get them to do something.

Lara said...

Cade's swim lessons:
laid his head on the pool ledge and sobbed loudly all day EVERY DAY for all ten lessons. Not. Successful.

SurvivorBlessing said...

i AM SO GLAD SHE DID GREAT.
And yes, sometimes they just need someone that is NOT a parent to teach them. Like Coqui with number 2 on the potty....

The Clines said...

Marisa has the same swimsuit!! Isn't it adorable? I'm glad Chickie did so well!

Kristen said...

Woohoo! Glad it's going well! Each of my kiddos has had their own "time frame" too...and then of course it was bittersweet.

Sandra said...

Hooray for Chickie!

Kathy said...

Wow, It's amazing how a little change in circumstances can make such a big difference. I hope lessons continue to go well for her, thanx for the post.