Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Swim lessons

Carson and Avery have been taking swim lessons the past several weeks! We enrolled them in the "infant rescue" type of swim lessons, and they are doing so great!!
They were all smiles (before they realized what was about to happen to them)

You want us to do what?
They learned how to kick their legs

How to float on their backs to rest and get a breath...

And how to swim under water!

They took 4 weeks of individual lessons (4 days a week for 10 min each day). It was very traumatic, to say the least, for the first couple of weeks. There was a lot of screaming, crying, throwing up, and many attempts at various stall tactics, but at the end of the 4 weeks they were swimming and floating. It was amazing! Avery loved it after she released some control and realized that swimming was fun. Carson cried every single day for the whole 4 weeks...poor guy!

After their individual lessons were done, Carson and Avery joined a group class once a week with their  cousin Taylor. 

Standing in the "castle"
They got to jump off the "jump rock" during group class

Taylor comforting Carson when he was crying, so sweet!
Their most favorite part though, was probably the lollipop they got from Ms. Tracey after their lessons! 
Carson and Avery have come a long way these past several weeks. They are swimming so well, and I feel so much more peace when we go to the pool. They absolutely love swimming now!
Here is a Carson before picture...
...and Carson after! So happy in the water now!!
Thank you Ms. Tracey!

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