This summer Mimi took her first swimming lesson at a local indoor pool. The lessons were twice a week for 5 weeks, 30 minutes, a total of 10 lessons. As a parent, what can you expect from a 3 year old after 10 swimming lessons? Will she be able to float? Maybe even actually swim? Well…neither, and after crying throughout her first five lessons, I was happy just to make it through a lesson tear-free.
This is Mimi’s report card from her swimming lesson. She’s no Michael Phelps but she loves to play in the water and most importantly is comfortable in it. I think we might need cousin Cheryl to give her swimming lessons next time to help refine her skills.
A. Mimi loved jumping into the water. There was something about splashing the instructor that was so fun.
B. Tickle-T-Push…no idea what this is but she was good at it.
C. She had good arm strokes.
D. Her kicking was good. Good arms and good kicking is a good start to swimming.
E. Comments text: Olivia has improved a lot (me: thank God). She is a lot more comfortable in the water now which is very important. She has an understanding of all the strokes. Practice will allow her to swim on her own (me: how much practice?).