This summer we decided to sign Jacob up for swimming lessons. He completed his lessons June 10-20. He did absolutely amazing.
At first I wasn't sure how he would react to the lessons since he is a little more timid in the pool. But he proved me wrong and did great. He learned to jump into the pool and go under water (both of which he had already been doing) He learned the proper way to use his arms while swimming, kicking his legs, swimming with a pool noodle, back float, forward float, and jumping off the diving board. I am sure there is more as well but I cannot remember everything.
Since completing the lessons, he has become much more brave at the pool. He jumps off the diving board all on his own, even runs off sometimes. He also goes down the big slide which is huge for him. He used to want to go down it so badly and would even climb all the way to the top before chickening out and climbing back down. I am very proud of him!
We also signed Jordan up for the swimming lessons as well. We thought he would do great since he is so fearless in the pool. He had no desire to do the lessons and screamed the whole time. So I wasn't going to force him into it. Maybe next year he will want to do them. If not, he probably doesn't even need them. He has been doing a really great job at the pool this year as well. He even jumped off the diving board too! (Papa was holding his hand but still! He is only two years old!)