It really has been a great summer for us. I kind of threw responsibility to the wind so that I could really enjoy things with my kids!
One of the things we enjoyed the most has been our time outside at the pool. I LOVE THE WATER. I can’t help myself. I was raised in San Diego, with a swimming pool, near the ocean. I grew up swimming all the time. And I want my kids to do the same.
I’d always been against floaties for kids before. I thought they’d give kids a false sense of security while in the water. As a part of the SwimWays Swim Team I got to test out a variety of swim floatation vests on my kids.
I stand corrected. The swim vests did not give my boys a false sense of security in the water. Rather it gave them the confidence and assistance they needed to build their swimming skills and take them to the next level. As a side note, I did not put my kids in swim lessons this summer so their progress has been completely unassisted by swim lessons.
Big Brother began the summer not being able to swim above the water. He could swim under the water but didn’t know how to quickly come up for air and the return to swimming. Here is a short video of his progress:
Little Brother, age 3, was a bit scared of the water at the beginning of this swim season. Thankfully, he was so excited about his SwimWays swim vest that he was motivated to give the pool a shot. At the start of the summer, without the swim vest, Little Brother would cling nervously to my husband’s arm lest he be tempted to let him go. Here is a short video of his progress: