Swimming Lessons

Saturday John Patrick had his first swimming lesson. He really enjoyed it. It was his first time in a pool and he took to it like a fish in water (so to speak). Well, he didn’t cry anyway.

I was really nervous about my 6 1/2 month baby having swimming lessons but it’s been really great. It was really all about getting him used to the water in a fun way. Now I feel like we can go to the public pool across the street and wade around in the kiddie pool. He’s had the proper introduction. (Kudos to Jim for signing him up and ignoring my reservations.)

It was interesting because I saw a couple of five year olds having swimming lessons as well and they were hysterically crying and afraid of the water. I’m hoping that getting John Patrick in the water at such a young age means that he won’t be afraid of the water later. If nothing else, it was fun.

Here’s John and Dad on their first swim together: (I know, I know, he’s the spitting image of Jim.)

Our first swim together




Filed under Baby, Family, fun

2 responses to “Swimming Lessons

  1. So good to hear he enjoyed his class. Eliza loves the pool. We start her swim class up again this week.

  2. mommaontherun

    I have a pool and the early introduction makes all the difference. Good job getting your son in the pool at a young age. You have to make sure you dry his ears (or he may get swimmers ear). Also, watch that he doesn’t get too cold. It is funny, but you might want to dry his hair after he is in the pool. The water is supposed to be 83 degrees for infants.

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