Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:57 PM
We did do some swim lessons this last summer at our town pool, but they were somewhat useless. The "instructors" were the lifeguards (read 16-17 year olds) and they were not very effective. Nice kids, just not good instructors.
I just signed us up for some lessons (Thursday evenings at 7 PM - am I crazy?!?) that are offered by our town recreation department. I think the instructor is a "real" instructor, we'll see. The price is right.
I really really really want Jade in particular to swim, because she's the kind of kid who will just walk into a deep pool without thinking about the fact that she doesn't know how to swim. She's fearless. Melissa I don't have these same worries about but she needs to learn as well, of course. We're taking a week at a lake house this summer and it would be great if they could swim or at least both feel really comfortable around water.
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:43 AM
I think exposure to the water is very impt, so I do not think you are crazy. Last summer I tried to get them in the lake. I am somewhat grateful that my boys are hesitant around water..but I would like to get them comfortable with it.
Hope it works out. If anything, it is a fun activity.!
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 12:09 PM
I would like them to at least be comfortable with arm floaties by summer.
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:47 PM
I checked out the costs for the Y yesterday. It's a little pricey. So I need to check with the Parks & Rec. Thanks for that reminder.
Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:00 PM
C&C will probably start next year. I always wanted to do the mommy and me stuff but never had the time.
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