Even though he was excited the morning before swimming lessons began, Jer looked at me with huge eyes and said in a serious tone "What if I dwound Mama?" I assured him I would leap out of the bleachers and rescue him if he started to drown and that two lifeguards would be watching him.
He had a wonderful time! He came out of his first session saying, "I LOVE swimming! But I didn't learn how to do a backflip." He had high expectations for the first day!
Swimming lessons run year-round in our town and in the past Ali has done them in the summer, when most kids in town do them. But we're enjoying this late-winter session because the kids can burn some energy even when it's cold outside. There are only 5 kids, including them, in their class and they gets lots of attention. It's twice a week for 6 weeks and only costs $20 a kid. Justus can hardly stand to watch them from the bleachers. He always looks like he is ready to jump the bar and dive in!
Swimming lessons are a huge priority in our family, partly because I love water and swimming for fun and partly because of the dangers for children regarding water.
Do your kids go to swimming lessons?