Friday, June 11, 2010

The Little Mermaid

We started swim lessons for Reagan last week, and it has been well worth it! SHE CAN SWIM!

We are lucky that we live only a few blocks from the outdoor pool, so it is an easy walk down the street for lessons. That is, unless it is raining...
Yep, the kids swim in the pool in the rain (they are already wet anyway, right?!) while the parents stand and watch under the cover of umbrellas. Or, if you are Ryan, you give up your umbrella for your sweet daughter and walk home in the rain regardless!

The first lesson was all about getting comfortable in the water. Reagan learned how to do an assisted float, she blew some bubbles, and worked on her kicking skills.
A few classes later, they had her "swimming" with the help of a noodle. We figured that was probably the most that we would get out of this first round of lessons...
Boy were we wrong! At the start of this week, Reagan shocked us all... even teacher Aly. She jumped in the water and literally started swimming! 80% of her class time is now spent underwater since she has turned into a mermaid right before our very eyes!
Teacher Aly decided that Reagan needed to skip the next level of classes, so that means that she will join the Sun Fish class starting on Monday next week. I swear I'm beginning to think I need to check behind her ears to make sure she hasn't grown a pair of gills!!!

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7 comments:

MomBrose said...

Awesome!! You must be so proud!! :D

Tiffany said...

That's awesome!

Brooke said...

Wow, what amazing progress!! We've had six swim lessons so far with T, and most the time she still refuses to put her face in the water. Makes me wish we actually had a pool in our backyard so she would have more chances to get comfortable.

forever folding laundry said...

So cute! I see the swim team in her future. :)

Avery starts lessons next week and I'm a bit nervous. I haven't had much luck with 3 year olds in lessons. *fingers crossed!*

~Keri

Miller Racing Family said...

What a water baby you have. That will be great when you go on your NC lake trip this summer. We are putting Trey in swim lessons this year as well so I hope it goes as well for us. I also love the photo of the umbrella and the wagon, what a great daddy.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Way to go, Reagan! That is awesome!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

She is doing amazing Tiffany! Way to go Reagan!