We took our last swimming lesson for the year last week, and everyone has progressed nicely. Peter can now swim the width of the pool alone, and has made it the length of the pool with some help. I am confident if he fell in, he could swim to the side. Matthew, well, Matthew was able on the very last lesson to put half his face underwater, and I’m pretty confident that he won’t go near a body of water without a flotation device or never again if he can help it. (Let’s just say, Matthew does not like to get his face wet. Which tends to make swimming a little bit difficult.)
Then there is Samuel. Samuel LOVED swimming lessons, and will bravely tell anyone that he can jump off the diving board into the deep end and swim to the other end! But in reality, he was only finally willing to jump into Mrs. Jenni’s arms the very last lesson. He talks big, but I think he knows his limits and respects the water enough to keep himself somewhat safe. (Although I would not trust him for a minute because I’m his mom.)
So here are the last of the swimming pictures. It was a great experience and we can’t wait for Spring to come so we can start up again!
And so ends another happy chapter in our lives. Onward and upward.