Friday, July 10, 2009

Swimming lessons

One of the teachers from the English school is also a swimming instructor so in the summer she offers classes to the children. We tried it last year but it didn't work. Ryan was not cooperating. But this year as he is almost 4 we decided to give it a try again. The good part is that the pool is very close to where we live a 25 minutes walk. The hard part is to get Ryan excited about swimming. He is afraid of water especially he doesn't want to put his face in the water. What kind of swimming is that if you don't get your face wet?! Anyway he is happy to be in the water as long as he doesn't need to blow bubbles or put the face in the water. Below are more pictures from yesterday's swimming lessons.

Today was a hard day as the weather turned cold. There was no sun and the water was freezing cold. He was shivering a lot. After the class he wanted me go in the pool to help him practice more. Wow! That was very cold water. We didn't survive more than 10 minutes. We came home and after a warm soup we both took a good nap. We deserved it!!!

1 comment :

Lunette Gleason Fleming said...

I'm with Ryan. To this day I don't like to put my face in the water, either. I even took a swimming class at SOU trying to overcome my fear of putting my face in the water. Although I got an "A" in the class and did swim the length of the pool with my face in the water, I never learned to breath while swimming and still don't enjoy it, especially COLD water.