Erin and I have been talking about it for a while, but she finally quit the talking and took the initiative and signed Isaac up for swim lessons at the YMCA. The kid loves water, loves taking baths (thankfully that phase didn’t last too long) and last summer LOVED going to the pool.
Since we have a membership at the YMCA and because our new house (oh, have I not mentioned that? we bought a house) is in a neighborhood with 2 pools, he’s likely to spend a lot of time around water this summer. So swim lessons seemed like a good idea. He starts in June and it’s on Tuesday and Thursdays at 4pm, which means his days are going to be pretty packed. He’ll go to My Day Out from 9-1, then home for a nap, then to swim lessons from 4-4:45. It could be a little crazy, but we’ll make it work.
What’s freaking me out JUST a little is that it’s not a parent/child class. His first swim lessons will be him all by himself in the pool. Granted I’ll be there watching, but I have a feeling it might take him a few lessons to warm up to the whole thing. Having said that I’ll probably be wrong and he’ll go diving in head first from minute 1.
What about you out there? Have you put your kiddos in swim lessons? How did they go? How did YOU do?
Tomorrow I am going to have a guest post from someone discussing all the essentials you’ll need for your first day of swim lessons. It seemed fitting.