Monday, July 2, 2007

Swim Lessons

So today the boys started swim lessons at the Clearfield Aquatic Center. Since today was the first day they had to go over several rules about being around water. They included things like No Running, Look Before You Leap, Swim with a Buddy, Don't just pack it, wear your life jacket. NO I swear I'm not kidding about the rules. These are exactly the ones they gave us! We got to sit through it twice since Brennan's lesson is at 9 and Jaxon's is at 11:15. But once the instructions were given they divided the kids into their classes. There were TONS of kids there at all the sessions.

This is the instructor telling Brennan's class what to expect.

This is them getting into the water!

Making faces at mommy while she's busy with someone else!

Here she is holding Brennan while he's swimming and he has to put his face in the water while he's kicking his feet. He know's how to swim but he's self taught so we are starting at the basics with him.

Swimming lesson over for today! Mom that was fun!

Now it's Jaxon's turn! We had to sit on the side of the pool, put the babies next to us, hold their hands criss crossed in their laps as we slid into the pool. After we were in the pool we were allowed to bring them in with us. We were taught different ways to hold our babies in the pool. We played wheels on the bus, 5 little monkeys, and one of other really cute little game with them. Then we worked on floating. We had to start them off with their feet away from us, head on our shoulders and just float. Once they get the hang of that they can put their ears in the water, wave their hands and kick their feet. We got to move on to a few of those.
Waiting for our swim lesson to begin!
Sitting on the side of the pool waiting to get in.

Learning to float!
Posing for one picture before we get out of the pool.
I'm out now it's Mommy's turn to get out!
Chillin in my stroller, waiting for a changing room to open up! Mommy that was fun!
We have swim lessons for the next two weeks. On the last day they are going to open up all the pool areas for the kids to play and give them a certificate and a treat. Tomorrow we learn to go underwater. I'm a little nervous about this with Jaxon but I'm sure that Mommy and Baby will make it through! Wish us luck!!!! :)


Smooches, Kara said...

Here's wishing that these swim lesson get Mr Jaxon moving!! What a great way to spend time with your boys!

Nancy Brown said...

I am so jealous. I am a slacker and still haven't found a place to go!!!

Special K ~Toni said...

They are adorable boys!

David (13) has been swimming forever! I think because we lived in Charleston and went to the beach all the time- Luke(5) is a little more timid, but then he has always been my cautious child. He loves to go to the base pools, but do not try and get him to stick his face in! Wish I had done classes like you are doing with Jaxon while he is still young. But we were in Germany, and didn't have any options.

Sorry to be so long winded!