Thursday, February 5, 2009

My first swimming lesson

Yesterday Mackenzie had her very first swimming lession at Leisure World in Thornlie. It's a Swim Australia swimming school, for which I was very pleased. None of the classes involve the use of floaties, so the children a learning right from the start about their own abilities and not relying on the use of a floatie. Taleisha's old swim school used them, and it was the only thing I didn't like.

Mackenzie took to her swimming classes like a duck to water, she was a little star. We had been in the water with her a bit ourselves so it wasn't her first time so to speak but had put off lessons until we moved to WA, hence her lateish start. I was almost dumbfounded when our instructor said the babies wouldn't be fully submerged until about 4 or 5 weeks time, she saw my face when she said this and mistook me being scared of putting Mackenzie under water, pmsl, I told her that Mackenzie has well and truly been submerged, so we and another mum were given the OK to continue to do so, no point in going backwards when she is ok with it.

The classes are really just water awareness at mackenzie's age, but we both had a wonderful time singing and bouncing around in the water, can't wait to go next week. Here are a few photos from Mackenzie's first lesson.

are you ready, 1, 2, 3 under!!!

just checking you're still there, mummy!!!

hello possum :)

Taleisha also had her first lesson back after an extremely long hiatus. I was a little worried how she would go given the new surroundings, new instructor etc etc, she was quite attached to Bridget, her old instructor. But after a tentative start, mummy needed to sit on the side with her for a couple of minutes, she was in with not a second thought. I was very proud of her. There was three all up in her class and one boy refused to get into the water at all. She had a fantastic time and did everything that was asked of her, couldn't really ask for more. But without further ado, her are a couple of her lessons too, check out her rash vest, I love it!!! (it says "off duty lifeguard")
water raspberries
floating, almost all on her own.

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful photos of your girls! They definitely love the water!!