We are closing down on summer. And before you know it, it will be time for school to begin.
My girls really enjoy any second they get to go to the pool and go swimming. If we could go every day we would.
I think it is an important skill for kids to learn how to swim. Not only is it beneficial for health and wellness, but you never know when you might need to be able to swim.
With that being said, we decided to sign the girls up for swimming lessons at our athletic club. I was hesitant at first because I used to teach lessons myself and thought that I could do it. But, trying to teach your own children during regular pool hours is near impossible. Besides, I think they learn better from someone other than their own parent(s). Even though, I did catch myself slipping in my two cents worth of constructive criticism to my oldest every once in a while.
My oldest is still getting the hang of all the strokes, diving, and rotary breathing. Once she gets that down (or close enough) she is really wanting to join the swim team. I’m excited to see where she goes with her love of swimming. Had I not grown up in a small town in MN learning how to swim in the lake (which was only swimmable maybe 3-4 months out of the year), I’m sure I would’ve been on a swim team myself. I guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree when it comes to the love of the water and swimming. It is definitely one of my favorite things to do as well.
Where did you learn how to swim? What do you remember most about your time in the water? I’d love to hear your stories!