I wrote about the boys’ first swim lessons of the summer (Walt’s 3rd round and Oscar’s first ever), but I thought I should give an update. They both have done outstanding, but Walt has really impressed us. For the first summer, he’s really taken to real swimming. Underwater all the way! True to Walt fashion, he still needs some warm up time each and every time we get in the pool (and we’re at the pool 2+ times a weekend). But once he gets going, he’s great!
Here are two videos of his skills from my parents’ house.
I’m so very proud of how brave my little cautious man has become! He finished the summer with being able to swim 10 seconds under water!
As for Oscar, it took him a couple weeks to get really warmed up to the idea of being in the pool, but now he absolutely loves it. He can be under water for about 5 seconds. But, he’s very, very, very comfortable and confident in the water. We’ve even decided to keep him in swim lessons through the fall/winter so he doesn’t lose this confidence when summer rolls around again.
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awesome! I'm so intrigued with the learning to swim process. It seems like something you just always know how to do, but it has to be terrifying to start out!