Saturday, June 30, 2012

Swim Lessons

For the past two weeks, Addison has been going to her swim lessons at Texas Tech. We have been doing this since she was a year old. She has done the mommy and me class 2 years in a row and this will be the second year to do the aqua tots. Last year, was a good start to get her introduced to swimming movements and to feel more comfortable in the pool: getting her face wet and blowing bubbles. It was a great help in getting her excited for Mia and Pop's pool! This year, she was given the opportunity to be more independent in the class. She was asked to jump in to the instructor, they had to have their whole head dipped under and hold their breath, kicking and scooping their hands was required more, etc. She gained quite a bit of confidence and excitement in doing all of these things. Thomas and I also decided to get a membership to the Tech pool so that we could go and cool off from this horrible heat and have some family time! This has increased Addison's swimming abilities tremendously! She is now wanting to be independent in all things that we do in the pool. She is jumping off the diving board, swimming on her own, attempting to dive for rings (although I am having to push her down), opening her eyes underwater, and wanting to be in the lazy river (which has a pretty quick current) without a life jacket. We are sooo pleased with the progress she has made in the pool this summer. I wanted to share the videos we have been taking of her and the photos!

Practicing her kicks in the pool with Ms. Caitlin.

Waiting to get in the pool with her class.

Smiling for momma.

Doing her "Motorboat song" to practice slow and fast kicks.

More practicing.

Getting so brave, swimming with her head in the water on the lazy river, while taking a "Noodle Adventure"

Jumping off the diving board by herself!

Much Love, The Reynolds

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