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Wet Wet Wet...

Yesterday was the last day of swimming lessons.
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.



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 19th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds fabulous. A2 started swimming lessons last September after having done her best to teach herself how to swim without her armbands but with minimal success. She has accelerated through her lessons moving up a grade a term such that she will be beginning grade 4 this September when swimming lessons start again. At age 8 they are allowed into the pool on their own if they can swim. As she turned 8 last month and can swim a lap without stopping and confidently jump off the low diving board into the deep pool and swim over to the side (her newest favourite thing) we have allowed her to have 5-10 minutes on her own in the pool unsupervised after the end of swimming lessons.

Yay for daughters who are confident in the water!
Jul. 19th, 2013 10:20 pm (UTC)
It is great that they are such good swimmers!
Jul. 20th, 2013 11:57 am (UTC)
Wow, how fun!! I'm now remembering going down the slide at the JCC pool growing up - how I loved it!! Heck, I just loved practically living at the pool all summer as a kid to tell you the truth. :) Glad they're having a great time and doing so well.
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