Today was Avery’s last session in her swim lessons and it went great! She usually doesn’t like water in her face and is cautious when it comes to water (which we don’t mind at all!). But by the end of the lesson she found confidence in herself knowing that it was ok to get her face wet. And she even went fully under the water once. I asked her before I did it and she said yes! She afterward told us it wasn’t fun but I’m proud of her for not crying or being upset about it. She also trusted us enough to float on her back with us only holding her bottom and head up. She was always right by my head when she was floating and I think that helped her to know that it’s ok. Avery is cautious at first when it comes to things and she wants to see other kids do stuff first but then she gets confident and is a very fast learner!I love seeing her getting so grown up and stepping out of her comfort zone. At the end of the class the teacher told Avery she was the best swimmer in the class and made the most improvement and that made Avery light up! 🙂
I am so glad that we did a daddy, mommy and me swim class because now Avery feels safe and comfortable with both Josh and I when she is swimming. And that’ll pay off because with the Southern heat already in the high 80s low 90s we will be using our neighborhood pool quite a lot!
I suggest all parents do a parent and me swim class because it creates a great bond especially for kids who are more timid in the water and it was a lot of fun! And below are some pictures of what I included in our swim bag for swim lessons:
2 adult towels, 1 kid towel (Minnie mouse of course!), a waterproof bag (for keys, phones, wallets, ect.), my swimsuit and cover, Josh’s swimsuit, water bottle, wallet, plastic bags for wet swimsuits, leave in conditioner, wet brush (life changing!! If you don’t have one you need one!), Pirates booty, Avery’s swimsuit, Avery’s swim cap, Avery’s Epi-pen, hand sanitizer, changing pad, wipes, diapers, and swim diapers!
And you can always bring your child’s life jacket to practice having them get used to it for a few minutes before or after the class but we chose to leave ours at home. And that’s our swim bag!
Hope you enjoyed this blog!