Both boys completed their first round of swimming lessons this winter and had a great time! I think I shared before how impressed I am with the whole program in McFarland - it is AWESOME!
The classes are all one to one teachers : students.
Jimmy's teacher was Miss Elizabeth and he loved her.
They drop a folding table in the pool so it has a "shallow" area for the little kids.
They splash and practice their "scoops" to start the class.
They work on swimming and blowing bubbles
They jump in :)
And reach below the water for things to practice going under on their own.
When Miss Elizabeth talks - everyone listens!
Isaac is in a "under 3" class so that means a parent still goes in with him.
Thankfully Patrick was available for 4 out of the 6 classes :)
The pool is a little cold and Isaac's favorite line while in the class is "i'm pretty cold"...
But he is happy to get in the water and swim!
he sort of does his own thing in the class since many of the other kids are babies.
They throw toys and then swim to them.
Isaac likes to use the noodle kick board to swim.
And he loves to jump in too - sometimes before anyone else is ready to catch him.
The key for this class was to make him understand the difference between a life jacket and no life jacket... yikes! Can we have the life jacket forever please?!?