Yesterday my girls started swimming lessons again. One of my girls decided that she wanted to swim without the backboard floatie on and we gave it a go, however she did her best but kept on sinking. So as you can imagine floaties are still needed. Both girls are doing all the right things to move up to the next level in the swimming lessons but the next level needs the child to be without the floatie, mine still need it.
Hubby and I decided that it will not take long to get them swimming without the need of a floatie or any type of floatation device so we have put them in lessons again, and it is expensive but we hope that soon it will allow the girls to not have to use the floaties.
In the lesson yesterday I told the teacher that both are keen to be done with the backboards and would like to swim without them. She said that she will concentrate on techniques and skills to help them lose it and gain confidence to swim without it.
I am proud to report that both girls swam successfully without the floaties, so that is a great first step. The kids are in what is called penguins and the next step is to be a seal. So that is what I would like, both girls to move to the seal class.
It will be interesting to see what happens with the next lesson and it was good that the teacher just had my two girls in the class. Not sure if that was the way it was supposed to be or if some kids did not turn up. I am sure we will see if it is different next week.
Do your kids swim? Have they had lessons? When did they make the break from floaties to swimming on their own? I do have video of them swimming but think it might be too big to add, so sorry about that. I also noticed that the girls very blue eyes look even more blue with the water in the background.