Life at the Hall

My swimming butterfly

Like it or not, summer is HERE–OJ’s last day of preschool is THURSDAY and perhaps the only thing we have done to prepare is two sessions of swim lessons at Good Swim.

Each session is two weeks long and class is held every weekday for 30 minutes. Wednesday is “Superpowers” day when the kids get to wear swim fins and Friday is “Fun Friday” when the adults get to swim too and maybe have an adult beverage.

In the beginning, it was not pretty. There was a lot of crying and anxiety but by the second session he was a different kid in the pool–cool, calm, collected and ready to go. However the one constant is that every night without fail he was an exhausted hot mess.

Back in our first week after three days of wailing, we made a deal that I would only take videos if he did not cry; if he started to cry then no videos. This turned out to be a very powerful motivator for him and a helluva lot of space on my phone.

However, he now enjoys swimming so much that he wants to swim at every chance, he pretends to practice in the bathtub, and he has started doing his “jump and swim” on our bed (as if he is jumping in from the edge of the pool and swimming underwater).

Since we finished our last day of class this past Friday, OJ has asked at least three times, “why we not go to Ms. Diana’s pool anymore?” I think he is HOOKED.

He has become a much better and more confident swimmer in these four weeks of class so I am sharing a few of his videos to show his progress–without further adieu…

WEEK ONE 

Monday

Thursday

WEEK TWO 

Tuesday

Thursday

WEEK THREE 

Monday

Wednesday

WEEK FOUR

Monday

Wednesday

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