For the last two weeks we have gotten up at "schooltime" to trundle over to the pool for class.
Julie was in swimming kindergarten as she is still 5.
Katie was in the Level 1 Red Cross program class.
Each of them had friends from school in their class so it was extra fun.
Katie passed her class so she can take level two next summer.
Julie did so well that her teachers recomended that she advance to Level 1 this summer even though she isn't 6 yet.
I'm one proud mommy!
As a graduation exercise Katie's class got to go down the drop slide. She was hooked.
She has been going down the big slide at the water park since last summer, but that dumps you out into a pool 3' deep.
The drop slide pool is 12'. (twice as tall as daddy.)
She begged us to be alowed on the drop slide at the water park, but I was concerrned about the depth. Roper told her she could do the drop slide when she could swim the width of the big pool in the deep end without help. We figured that would shut her down as she isn't so motivated to do hard things.
Ha, Ha, she fooled us. She grabbed daddy, pulled him over to the deep end and showed him. Accross the width twice. (with a rest in between.)
Julie has just reached 42", the minimum height for going down the big slide. That is now her favorite thing.
So I kept watch on Julie as she orbited the big slide route and Daddy supervised over at the deep pool as Julie went down both the low and high drop slides and both diving platforms. Over and over.
Katie's certificate says she is very comfortable and confidant in the water.
They both are.
And that's a Good Thing.