Monday, June 15, 2009

Swim Lessons

Summer is finally here and with it brings hot, hot, HOT weather. And hot weather will find us at the pool quite a bit. So to jumpstart the mutts summer, we started swimming lessons last week.

The Mickster did great as expected. He jumped right in and pretty much picked up where he left off last summer with this same teacher. However this year, Ms. Jennifer is teaching him more of the mechnical side to the free stroke. He's learning proper arm movements and leg kicks as well as breathing to the side. He's doing an awesome job! Of course his favorite part of the lesson is the last 5 minutes where he can have some free time...jumping off the diving board!

The Pink Princess loves the water as well, however, she's never been without her arm floaties before which also means she's never put her face in the water while holding her breath. She started off blowing bubbles and after just 2 lessons, she was putting her entire face in the water and swimming 3 to 4 feet to Ms. Jennifer. Today, she didn't want to get out of the water when the lesson was over. She cried and whimpered as she crawled out. I guess that's a good thing.

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