Friday, July 29, 2016

Summer Bucket List | swim lessons

Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | swim lessons
I asked Aria what kind of class she wanted to try this summer. She picked dance classes right away, but soon changed her mind to swim lessons. I was a tiny bit bummed about missing out on those dance moves, but swimming is a great choice with her love of being in water. Plus, she can still take dance classes another time!

We don't have a pool, but her godfather does and we pop over there frequently to go swimming. Aria enjoyed jumping in but not much past that. She was content to float around with mom and dad or her floatie. Nothing we said seemed to click with her. But, as soon as she had her first swim lesson she was an entirely different kid. She listened to her teacher and tried out all the things Chris and I had been trying to get her to do for years. She loved it. Loved it!

There was slight setback when her second class had a substitute teacher fill in. The teacher either taught older kids or just didn't provide enough enthusiasm but Aria almost didn't want to go back to the third lesson. Thank goodness her regular teacher returned and after coaxing Aria to get in the water she was back to being amazing. Kicking her legs, using her arms, dunking her head under the water, and figuring out how to float. The float was probably her most problematic. She was just not a fan, but when it clicked she was so proud. Mom and dad too. There was such a difference between her pre-lessons and that third lesson that I started to tear up watching her. Chris and I were just blown away at all the great progress she has made.

We've got four lessons under our belts now, and signed up for another four. And, every single day she asks if it is swim lessons day and when can she go see Miss Kaitlyn. She thinks the sun and moon of her teacher, which I'm so happy about. It was her first student teacher type situation, and I was pretty nervous about it on that first day. But, clearly listening to a stranger is much more fun than listening to mom and dad =)
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | swim lessons

Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | swim lessons
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12 comments:

  1. Way to go Aria! Although dance would have been awesome, swim lessons was a great choice. I need to have my kids take them since they are fearless in the water. Haven't found good ones near us though.

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  2. Aubrey does both swimming and dance but she loves swimming better! Aria picked a good sport!

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  3. That's great that she picked it up so well! Simon needs swim lessons!

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  4. Wow way to go girl! Swim lessons can just be hit or miss you know? Glad she's enjoying them!!

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  5. Love it! I totally wanted Annabelle to take lessons, but she wanted nothing to do with it.

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  6. Yay! I knew she would do awesome at swim classes. It's such a great thing for kids to know how to do too.

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  7. That's so great that she loves swimming lessons!!

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  8. Wow, that's awesome! It looks and sounds like she's doing really well! I'm looking forward to when we get that far with Reese.

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  9. I LOVE that you're doing this with Aria this summer!! Swim lessons are so important! And, even better when the students love what they're learning. Keep it up Aria!

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  10. Yay! Way to go Aria. The teacher makes all the difference in classes. I am glad that Aria adores her teacher.

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  11. Aww, that is tear inducing when you see your kid growing up right in front of your eyes. Great job, Aria!!

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  12. That's great that she's enjoying swim lessons & her teacher so much. It's a good thing to attend & she looks like she's really having some fun. Soon, she'll be able to swim circles around Mom & Dad. :)

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